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Nigeria: Agency acquires land for medicinal plants

Nigeria Natural Medicine Development Agency had acquired land at Jesse, Delta State and Dansadau, in Zamfara State, for the cultivation of medicinal plants.The agency would also acquire land in other zones of the country to be developed as farms for standard planting materials and research.

The Director-General and Chief Executive Officer of the agency, Dr Frankline T Okujagu, who disclosed this at the opening of a train-the-trainers workshop in Minna, Niger State, on Wednesday, said that a digital virtual library, a dedicated focal reference centre for research development and promotion of traditional medicine would also be set up.

Okujagu said that the organisation would also make available laboratory services to stakeholders and, especially traditional medicine practitioners, to enable them to improve on their products and practices so that they would be globally accepted.