The crisis rocking the National Association of Nigerian Traditional Medicine Practitioners, NANTMP, in Ekiti State has been resolved with a promise to tackle quacks smearing the image of the body.
The body had been polarised into factions with Chief Jacob Osamika leading the mainstream faction while Chief Dauda Lawal was leading the splinter group.
Osamika had instituted a suit at the Ado Ekiti High Court seeking an order to stop Lawal from parading himself in that capacity on the premise that he was overwhelmingly elected during a South-West delegate election held in Osun State in 2012.
Members who signed the peace pact document at the office of Sunday Ochai, legal practitioners, on November 11, 2015, in Ado Ekiti, include Jacob Osamika, Dauda Lawal, Chief Adesua Oluwafemi, Dr Ajayi Omoniyi, and Dr Idowu Ogunkoya.
During a meeting with the national chairman of the board of trustees of the association in Abuja, Arch Bishop Atilade, it was resolved that all litigations pending in court must be withdrawn and that the state executive council under Osamika be dissolved to pave way for a five-member caretaker committee.
“That Chief Jacob Osamika be appointed and installed the chairman of the committee with full cooperation of all members while two members will be nominated by each of the factions to make the committee members five.
“That all members of NANTMP will maintain peace and cordial relationship with one another for progress and upliftment of the profession,” the document said.
Osamika, who thanked the national executive of the NANTMP, vowed to carry all members along and tackle quackery in the profession for improved trado-medical practice in Ekiti.
“We want the government to constitute the Ekiti State Traditional Medicine Board and our members must be appointed to serve on it. This remains the best way for us to generate revenues for the government through seminars and trainings for our members,” he said.

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