- President Buhari has ordered the presidential task force on COVID-19 to pick up Madagascar’s COVID-19 herbal remedy
- Boss Mustapha, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), made the disclosure on Monday, May 11, in Abuja
- The SGF said that the herbal products were donated by Madagascar and sent to Nigeria
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President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the presidential task force on COVID-19 to pick up COVID-Organics, Madagascar’s self-proclaimed, plant-based “remedy” for coronavirus.
Legit.ng reports that the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha, broke the news at the daily briefing of the task force, which he heads on Monday, May 11.
He said Madagascar donated some of the products to Nigeria through Guinea-Bissau and arrangements were being made to pick them up.
Mustapha said the president directed that the products be subjected to the validation process after they have been picked up.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that following the spike in the cases of coronavirus across the country, the federal government announced that all schools across levels remain closed.
It was reported that the government made this known through a circular dated Friday, May 8, channelled to heads of commissions and regulatory bodies in the education sector.
The Ministry of Education warned the authorities across education levels to dismiss the trending fake news that there has been an order for the reopening of the schools.
The circular was sent to the executive secretaries, National Universities Commission (NUC), National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) National Commission for Colleges of Education (NCCE) and the director, Basic and Secondary Education (BSE).
In another report, Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano state decried the treatment of Almajiri children as he said the street urchins were being used for unnecessary publicity instead of them to be received with open arms.
Ganduje said the Almajiri in Kano were returned back to their home states "in good faith" and in accordance with procedures of Northern Governors' Forum (NGF).
The governor, however, raised an eyebrow against "noises" being made by his northern colleagues, adding that Kano state does not make politics out the repatriation of the kid beggars as some neighbouring state governments do.
He urged the people to stop criticising the state over the number of Almajiri kids who tested positive to Covid-19 to understand the process involved in the decision.
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