The Ooni of Ife, Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, Ojaja II has said that there is cure for the dreaded Corona Virus, COVID 19 in traditional /alternative medication.
The Arole Oduduwa, made this assertion on Monday while addressing newsmen at his Ile Oodua Palace, Ile Ife, that the cure to the pandemic Coronavirus lies in the ability to explore potentials of the alternative/natural medicine as given by the creature.
Ooni Ogunwusi who is also the Co-Chairman of the National Council of Traditional Rulers of Nigeria emphasized that the Nigeria and the world at large must look inward for an alternative solution.
“A divine proclamation came out to the world last year June 6th 2019, during the World Ifa Festival – Otura Meji which foretold the impending rage of this invisible pandemic war, but few heard us.
“Look at Cuba, a country that has a strong traditional ties with Nigeria and the Kingdom of Ife in particular have not only defeated the Covid-19, but now rendering huge medical assistance to several countries across the world because they value their cultural heritage which they got from us.
“As the spiritual head, I have a lot gathered for the use of mankind as I am also currently working with Yem Kem International (Alternative Medicine Expert) pharmaceutical company for the packaging and distribution of these medications globally. I also challenge researchers both in Nigeria and abroad to make these natural herbs into clinical medicine and extract the vaccines from it.
“Necessity is the mother of innovation, we must create results from our current ways of life which is strange to us as people. For example, the stay at home policy of the government should be improved upon to enable people work from home irrespective of their geographical locations.” Ooni Ogunwusi added.
While advocating that there are several positive sides to the pandemic, the Ooni noted that leaders especially those in the political class must rework the country’s system with a view to enable Nigerians especially the youths to maximize their potentials.
“This is the first time in Nigeria that we will have so much money and other resources being expended on our health sector. This in itself is a divine lesson that we must revive our health sector to satisfy everyone especially the poor and other vulnerable members of our society.