Presidential aspirant mocks INEC ex-boss on drugs for Politicians – Nexus News

A Presidential aspirant under the aegis of Opposition Parties (COP), Adewole Adebayo, has mocked former Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Maurice Iwu, that in all his corrections at the commission, he forgot to formulate herbal therapy for politicians.

Adebayo, who presided over the public presentation of a book, “Healing Plants of Nigeria, Ethnomedicine and Therapeutic Applications,” written by Rev. Fr. (Dr.) Anselm Adodo and Iwu in Abuja, noted that Nigeria is facing a leadership crisis because politicians need some herbal remedies.

According to him, trade-in medicine, if properly supported, can generate $100 billion revenue and create three million jobs.

He, therefore, implored Nigerians to invest in traditional medicine, depicting it as a major revenue boost if properly acquired.

Adewole Adebayo

Adebayo, who bewailed that the country had for decades expended huge resources on spiritual matters but ceased to invest in development of the ethnomedicine sector for the good of the people, stated that Nigeria could generate over $100 billion from the plant medicine industry if it pays serious attention to it.

He lamented that the herbal medicine sector was suffering from the same years of negligence and lack of focus to establish various sectors in the country.

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He said: “What has happened to the traditional medical field is what has happened to almost every aspect.

“It is the same reason why we don’t have electricity, why lecturers are on strike and why we are importing fuel that we should be producing.”

The presidential candidate promised to do the opposite of what the government is doing instead of adding to the regrets of why the government has failed if elected as president.

According to him, “Nigerians know already, so, they want me to bring solutions. The solution is that we are going to do the opposite of what the government has been doing.

“We are going to encourage industrialisation, science, technology, research and development. We are going to encourage local production of goods.”

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