- Dr Sani Aliyu, coordinator of the presidential task force on Covid-19, said Madagascar herbal remedy will be subjected to regulatory process before use
- Aliyu further disclosed that the herbal remedy will be checked "within the legal frameworks and guidelines" of Nigeria
- President Muhammadu Buhari had earlier ordered the PTF to pick up Madagascar’s self-proclaimed plant-based remedy
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The federal government has firmly stated the Madagascar Covid-19 herbal remedy will be subjected to regulatory medical process before it can be used for the treatment of coronavirus cases.
Addressing journalists on Tuesday, May 12, coordinator of the presidential task force on Covid-19, Sani Aliyu, noted that due processes will be observed in line with Nigeria's legal frameworks and guidelines, Channels TV reports.
Legit.ng recalls that President Muhammadu Buhari earlier directed the presidential task force to pick up COVID-Organics, Madagascar’s self-proclaimed, plant-based “remedy” for coronavirus.
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.
Aliyu maintained that there is a stringent regulatory process within the legal frameworks of the country which the herbal remedy will be subjected to.
“The Madagascar cure will be subjected to the normal process we expect within the legal frameworks and guidelines that we have. More importantly, not only to establish its efficacy but for it to be legally registered," Aliyu submitted.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that the federal government on Monday, May 11, said the plant used for the herbal drug produced by Madagascar for the cure of coronavirus grows in Nigeria.
This was disclosed by the minister of health, Osagie Ehanire during the daily briefing of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, in Abuja.
He said they plan to get samples of the herb of the botanical product for analyses and also probably use the opportunity to speak with the health authorities in Madagascar, particularly the scientific community on how they use it.
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