Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari, on Monday, May 11, has directed the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 to pick up Madagascar’s herbal drug –COVID Organics – from Equatorial Guinea.
Secretary to the government of the federation, Boss Mustapha, who made this known during Monday’s daily briefing of the task force, said Buhari directed the presidential task force on COVID-19 to pick up the drug, which was sent to Nigeria.
Newsflah247 had reported that the drug named ‘COVID Organics’ is for the prevention and cure of the disease.
It was gathered that the consignment coming to Nigeria has been dispatched to Equatorial Guinea from where it will be shipped to Abuja.
Speaking on Monday, Mustapha said Madagascar donated some of the products to Nigeria through Guinea-Bissau and arrangements were being made to pick them up.
He, however, stated that Buhari has ordered that the products be subjected to validation process after they have been picked up.
Mustapha had on April 28, 2020 said the nation was ready to give Madagascar’s herbal remedy a trial.
He said, “I want to assure you that whatever is happening in the world, we are mindful of it and we are keeping a tab.
“I was reading of the experiences in Madagascar– of why everybody is drinking some solutions that have been prepared.
“This morning I was sharing with my wife and I told her that probably I would request that Mr President allows us import a plane load for a trial.”