Pharmacists Get Land For Medicinal Plants In Delta

By Kenneth Orusi, The Nigerian Voice, Asaba

Pharmacists under the aegis of Association of Lady Pharmacists (ALPs), National Body has taken delivery of a parcel of land donated to the association by the Omu Anioma, HRM Obi Martha Dunkwu, for the purposes of Pharmacognosis, which means the study of medicinal plants.

The MoU for the land was presented to the National Chairman of ALPS, Pharm. Hajia Zainab Sharrif during the organization’s Business Summit, held in Asaba, Delta State Capital.

According to the ALPs National Chairman, Zainab Sharrif, “The land as graciously donated to ALPs by the Mother of ALPs, would be judiciously used for Pharmacognosis, as a means of promoting the federal government’s initiative on herbs”.

Earlier, the body visited the First Lady of Delta State, Her Excellency Dame Edith Okowa to intimate her of the activities of ALPs with regards to going back to nature and processing herbs into medicine for the treatment of various health challenges.

At the Business Summit of the group, lectures bordering on planting of medicinal herbs, producing herbs with 100 percent natural and promoting their use for the benefit of humanity, were delivered by several experts in the fields of Pharmacology and Medicine.

Source: The Nigerian Voice (local news)