Buhari approves importation of Madagascar COVID-19 ‘remedy’

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday, sanctioned the importation of Madagascar’s acclaimed organic cure for the coronavirus allocated to Nigeria.

Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha, who also doubles as the Secretary to the Federation, announced this during a briefing in Abuja.

Mr 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 given clear instructions that it must be subjected to the standard validation process for pharmaceuticals; there will be no exceptions for this.”

He assured Nigerians that the task force was intensifying efforts to stop the spread of the virus in Nigeria.

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

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