Gov. Yuguda’s wife donates land to traditional medicine practitioners

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BAUCHI – Hajiya Hauwa Yuguda, Wife of Governor Isa Yuguda of Bauchi State, has donated a plot of land to Healers to plant assorted plants to enhance their practice.

Yuguda, who is also founder of Persons Living Disabilities, made donation Friday in Bauchi when members of led by its , Alhaji Nuhu Waziri, visited her.

She said that the donation, members of the could plant more than 700 species of trees and herbs to extract medicines.

The wife of the governor expressed dismay recent trends where some foreigners were exploiting healers by exporting their products abroad.

According to her, the foreigners are making more gains by exporting the local herbal products than members of the association.

She advised the association to expose dubious members selling fake products to enable herbal products compete favourably orthodox medicines.

According to her, more can be generated for the youths if traditional medicine is boosted.

Earlier, Waziri said that the association’s quest for planting such trees and shrubs became as most of needed species were going out of extinction.

This, he said, due to felling and exploitation of trees as well as bush burning.

Waziri said that the planting would protect the species, while members could transplant some of these species in their various localities.

He said that the plan to establish a plantation followed the discovery by members that more than 700 species of trees and shrubs with medicinal values were being destroyed indiscriminately. (NAN)