The youthful energy, stamina and strength of former President Olusegun Obasanjo at 80, were due to his patronage of herbal medicine, Patron of the National Association of Nigerian Traditional Medicine Practitioners, NANTMP, Dr. Adesunmiboye Fawawo, said this on Tuesday in Osogbo.
Fawawo disclosed this in an interview he granted on the sidelines of the inauguration of the new executives of the association.
He also boasted that NANTMP members could cure ailing President Muhammadu Buhari of any ailment if consulted saying several deaths in the country could have been avoided if Nigerians appreciated the medicinal values and therapeutic use of plants.
He said, “President Muhammadu Buhari is our national leader and we must guide him with all jealousy. We are a national body which is recognised by the Federal Government. The association was established during the reign of former President Olusegun Obasanjo and he uses our products. You can see how strong he is even at his age.
“We have been able to treat patients whose families had lost hope on their recovery. Unfortunately, we have not been consulted to treat President Buhari. We can treat him and the government must realise that traveling abroad for treatment may not solve the issue.
“If you get to mortuary many corpse found in the place are rich people because they don’t trust their health with local treatment. Many rich people believe expensive drugs and treatment but this will go a long way to deepen recession.”