To sanitize the industry, the Anambra State Government claims it has started the registration process for native physicians and associated practitioners in the state.
The decision was one of the resolutions made during the Anambra State Executive Council (ANSEC) meeting, held at the Government House on Tuesday, according to Paul Nwosu, the state’s commissioner for information, who revealed this to journalists in Awka, the capital of Anambra State, on Wednesday.
He claimed that the change came about as a result of the finding that some native doctors were giving the state’s criminals, known as the “unknown gunmen,” various charms in order to help them.
It has become important to count and register them as practitioners, divided into herbalists and spiritualists, after it was discovered that certain native doctors supply charms with which gunmen operate, according to Nwosu.
While the government recognizes that some of them contribute to the quality of healthcare, it is also cognizant of the role they played in giving these criminals the daredevil confidence that led them to perpetrate heinous crimes like kidnapping, and extortion for ransom, beheading, etc.
If they are discovered to be responsible for such offences, it will be simple to remove them from the register.
The Commissioner also disclosed state government plans for the upcoming weeks to expand the dismantling of unlawful constructions that damage the environment and endanger lives outside of Onitsha.
The lands of numerous community secondary and primary schools have, according to ANSEC, been substantially encroached upon by some communities and developers, he stated.
This is unacceptable, and the government is making serious efforts to reclaim these parcels of land. As part of its efforts to do so legally, the government is working to quickly amend the land laws to make grabbing illegal land.
Source: Naija News 247