By Oluwatoyin Adegoke
National Orientation Agency, NOA, says it will continue to support ideas, efforts and activities meant to enhance the well-being of Nigerians.
The State Director, NOA, Mr Kolawole Obadina stated in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital during a capacity building workshop organized by the African Biodiversity and Traditional Knowledge Research and Development Project, in collaboration with the National Orientation Agency, NOA.
Mr Obadina, who said the agency would continue to support ideas, efforts and activities meant to enhance the well-being of Nigerians, pointed out that the knowledge – based partnership on Biodiversity would enable participants to make greater impacts on the health sector.
Also, the President, African Biodiversity and Traditional Knowledge Research and Development Project, Alhaji Shuaibu Aro expressed optimism that the training would promote the development of traditional medicines and its integration into healthcare delivery with a view to reducing excessive reliance on Orthodox Medicine.
In a message to the forum, the State Commissioner for Forestry, represented by Mr Taiwo Akinsinde encouraged Nigerians, especially rural dwellers, to take advantage of the project and engage in agricultural business of producing plants and animals needed as raw materials for improved healthy living among the people.
Researchers and notable end users of natural resources at the event called for increased efforts to preserve natural plants and animal species from going into extinction.
Participants, who were drawn from across the 20 Local Government Areas of the State, maintained that the preservation of the natural elements was imperative for the survival and sustainability of the human race.
The theme of the workshop is “Exploiting Biodiversity Conservation and Traditional knowledge Research for Generational Rebirth.