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EXTRA: We may ask Madagascar to send us a plane load of herbs to treat COVID-19, says SGF

EXTRA: We may ask Madagascar to send us a plane load of herbs to treat COVID-19, says SGF
April 28
18:40 2020

Boss Mustapha, secretary to the government of the federation (SGF), says Nigeria may ask Madagascar to send a plane load of “herbal solutions” to treat COVID-19.

Madagascar President Andry Rajolina had a week ago launched a herbal medicine believed to cure the novel coronavirus.

Branded COVID-organics, the medicine which contains artemisa, a plant used in treating malaria, was developed by the the Malagasy Institute of Applied Research.

At a briefing on Tuesday, Mustapha who is the chairman of the presidential task force on COVID-19, spoke on the response of Madagascar to COVID-19.

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“I want to assure you that whatever is happening in the world, we are mindful of it and we are keeping tab,” he said.

“I was reading of the experiences in Madagascar– of why everybody is drinking some solutions that have been prepared. This morning I was sharing with my wife, and I told her that probably I would request that Mr President to allow us import a plane load for a trial.

“Because, we are all navigating an unchartered cause. Nobody has ever been on this road. So, every attempt to find solution that would bring succour to our people, be rest assure that this task force is very responsible and we would do everything to ensure that we get what will benefit our people, what will help them in the processes that we find ourselves today.”

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Although, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has continually warned that there is no cure yet for the virus, some vaccines have been used in clinical trials.

Seyi Makinde, governor of Oyo who recovered from COVID-19 had said he used a mixture of local solutions to boost his system.

5 Comments

  1. Kwaala
    Kwaala April 29, 06:05

    Why don’t you have confidence in our own doctors who have produced such herbal medicine before going to import from others

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  2. Sahara News Watch
    Sahara News Watch April 29, 06:54

    Well its a good effort and perception from the Federal Government and i hoped they are truthful about it.

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  3. Dr Okworibe
    Dr Okworibe April 29, 12:37

    I am aware that no fewer than three herbal medicines have been sent to Nigerian Institute of Medical Research (NIMR) but not one has been tried so far. Consequently, some of us herbalist are not encouraged to send more. Probably, our leaders don’t believe in the potentials of Nigerians. But I challenge them this day to show me some COVID-19 patients at the point of death and see if the patients will not be revived with my herbal tincture in just few hours. President Buhari said, “this epidemic is not a joke”; and so i say about this claim of mine!

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  4. Victor Alozie Blessing
    Victor Alozie Blessing April 30, 17:27

    I believe the federal government should give this herbal medicine for coronavirus a trial
    I prefer herbal medicine than tablet drug the only problem I have with herbal medicine it doesn’t have measurements
    I pray the COV-Organic will work

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  5. HAMZA
    HAMZA May 02, 20:14

    If you want shoot, shoot. Do not talk!

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