President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the immediate airlifting of Nigeria’s allocation of the Madagascar Coronavirus (COVID-19) miracle cure to the country.
Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) and Chairman of the Presidential Taskforce (PTF) on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha, told journalists in Abuja on Monday that already, Madagascar has already allocated the miracle cure and inadvertently sent them to Guinea Bissau.
The task before Nigeria, is to make arrangements to freight Nigeria’s allocation from Guinea Bissau and then subject them to the standard validation process for pharmaceuticals before being used.
Madagascan President, Mr Andry Rajoelina, had three weeks ago officially launched a medicine he said can prevent and cure patients suffering from Coronavirus (COVID-19).
Developed by the Malagasy Institute of Applied Research and branded COVID Organics, President Rajaolina while presenting the remedy to the media, said it contains Artemisia, a plant cultivated on the Big Island to fight against malaria.
“All trials and tests have been conducted and its effectiveness in reducing the elimination of symptoms has been proven for the treatment of patients with COVID-19 in Madagascar,” President Rajaolina had said.
Mustapha while responding to a question on if Nigeria had ordered for the syrup said: “Madagascar has made allocations to various countries, and sent them to Guinea Bissau. We‘re supposed to make arrangements to freight Nigeria’s allocation from Guinea Bissau; it‘ll be subjected to the standard validation process for pharmaceuticals.
“Mr President has given instructions for the airlifting of Nigeria’s allocation of the Madagascar COVID-19 Syrup; also given clear instructions that it must be subjected to the standard validation process for pharmaceuticals; there will be no exceptions for this.”
Mustapha reiterated that Nigeria has only one National Response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
According to him: “Where there are differing Strategies is in the implementation of non-pharmaceutical interventions. But as far as the (Health) Response is concerned, there is only one National Response.”