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Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Olu Of Ilaro Vows To Help Rid Yewaland Of Substandard, Fake Drugs

                         •Olu of Ilaro

Heritage Odih, Abeokuta

The Olu of Ilaro and Paramount ruler of Yewaland, Oba kehinde Olugbenle has vowed to rid his domain of the unscrupulous persons selling substandard drugs and other unsafe pharmaceutical products.

Oba Olugbenle said he will take appropriate steps necessary to protect the health of his people and check the vending and consumption of unsafe pharmaceutical products in Yewaland.

The monarch spoke at his  palace in Ilaro, the Headquarters of Yewa South Local Government Area of Ogun State in response to concern expressed by the muslim community in Ilaro.

The Chief Imam of Ilaro, Alhaji Tajudeen Mustapha Adewunmi who led tens of muslim faithful to pray for the paramount ruler in the morning as  he marks the 9th year on the throne, had lamented the prevalence of fake and adulterated drugs in the area due to the unwholesome practices of some unprofessional pharmacies, drugs dealers and uncensored medicine vendors in Yewaland.

Adewunmi complained that the outcries of people and residents of communities in Ilaro over the sales of illegal drugs were becoming unbearable due to fears and suspicions that fake  and substandard medicines in the area were  already posing health risks such as poisoning, drugs resistance, harm to the body organs, drugs abuse, early death, among others to people.

He appealed to the monarch to throw his weight behind fight to safeguard the health and life of the people by helping to rid Yewaland of substandard, fake and adulterated drugs and other pharmaceutical products.

Responding, Oba Olugbenle assured of his support, warning any unregistered pharmacies, medicine vendors, others in his domain  to  desist from such illicit act or be be made to  face the wrath of the law. 

The monarch later proceeded to the School of Nursing and Midwifery, Ilaro where he laid the foundation for twin hostels  for female and male students which formed parts of projects is executing and donating to tertiary institutions in Yewaland.

The  Commissioner for Health, Dr.Tomi Coker  who was represented by the ministry's Permanent Secretary, Dr. Ekundayo Ayinde, commended the monarch his gesture, saying the project is boost to efforts  at getting full accreditation of the Nursing School.

"The donor has lifted a serious burden on government. Kabiyesi has bail government out of the embarrassment, but if not for our royal father who took it upon himself to build hostels, which is a vital criteria for full accreditation, we would have lose our provisional accreditation of school of Nursing ,Ilaro,when the accreditation come for update assessment’

 "What the Paramount ruler did was divine. We are on provisional accreditation, the panel are about to come and determine government fate on school of nursing Ilaro," Coker said.

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