COVID-19: Buhari agrees to usage of Madagascar ‘remedy’ in Nigeria - SALIENT TIMES ONLINE

COVID-19: Buhari agrees to usage of Madagascar ‘remedy’ in Nigeria

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President Muhammadu Buhari has agreed that Nigeria should use the acclaimed Coronavirus Disease remedy developed by Madagascar.


This was disclosed on Monday by the Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 and Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, during a news briefing in Abuja.

Mustapha 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 giving clear instructions that it must be subjected to the standard validation process for pharmaceuticals.

“There will be no exceptions for this.

“Nigeria has only one national response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Where there are differing strategies is in the implementation of non-pharmaceutical interventions.

“But as far as the response is concerned, there is only one national response.”

Madagascar said the drink is derived from artemisia, a plant with proven anti-malarial properties, and other indigenous herbs.