Prof. Maurice Iwu, a Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, has said Nigeria has what it takes to diversify her economy through earnings from traditional and herbal medicines.
Iwu is the Chairman of Bioreources Development and Conservation Programme.
Iwu said: “Nigeria is so endowed that we should be able to compete with other countries in adding to our income stream things that come out from herbal products.
“Herbal medicine is an area where many countries are looking at, yet we have not looked into this area to any significant level.
“We know what happens in China, a lot of people in this country buy products from them and also India where people buy a lot of food supplements.”