President Buhari has reportedly ordered the importation of the acclaimed coronavirus remedy by Madagascar to Nigeria.
According to reports, this was made known by, Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 and Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha. He 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.”
Equatorial Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Niger, and Tanzania have already taken delivery of consignments of the COVID-19 remedy, which was launched last month.
Madagascar said the drink is derived from artemisia – a plant with proven anti-malarial properties – and other indigenous herbs.