Minister pledges support for herbal medicine practice

Chioma Eche, Abuja


The Nigerian Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu has assured all herbal medical Practitioners in Nigeria of the ministry’s support to ensure efficient utilization of herbs and plant to boost the nation’s economy.


Dr. Onu stated this during the presentation of ‘Clear Eye Vision Eye Drop’ by a Consultant herbalist, Dr. Isongon, Kizito Ikor from Calabar, Cross River in his office on Friday.


The Minister stressed the importance of plants and herbs adding that Nigeria has in abundance, roots and herbs in every part of the country with enormous usage whish some are yet to be known.


“…a secret yet unknown to us, these secrets can help find solutions to various health care challenges we have in the Country.” 


Dr. Onu cited countries like China, India and others that efficiently harnessed their herbs and plants to diversify their economy and create wealth.


He maintained that Nigeria could also diversify her economy and create wealth for her teeming youths by investing in herbal medicine.


The Ministry, he assured, is encouraging herbal practitioners through one of its agency, Nigerian Natural Medicine Development Agency, which is creating enabling environment for their businesses to drive.


He further assured that the Ministry will collaborate with the Ministry of Health to ensure full investigation into the products ‘Clear Eye Vision Eye Drop’ to ensure its safety.


Earlier, in the presentation, the inventor of the Eye drop, Dr. Isongo Kizito Ikor disclosed that in addition to the eye drop, he has also discovered medicine for the treatment of Breast cancer, prostrate and colon cancers, hypertension and stroke.


He further disclosed that his medicines are made from sap of trees with zero preservative and it has no expiry date, all sourced and produced in Nigeria.

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