President Muhammadu Buhari has received the Madagascan local formulation believed to be effective for the prevention and cure of the coronavirus, COVID-organics.
Presidential Spokesperson, Garba Shehu, in a statement on Saturday said the president received the drug at the State House during a meeting President Umaro Embalo of Guinea Bissau who brought along with him the samples of the traditional medicine shared to African nations by Madagascar.
President Buhari maintained that he will listen to science before allowing traditional or any new medicines to be administered on Nigerians.
“We have our institutions, systems and processes in the country. Any such formulations should be sent to them for verification. I will not put it to use without the endorsement of our institutions,” Buhari said.
On his part, President Embalo he had visited Nigeria to seek counsel from his President Buhari on his plan for a “government of national unity” and a proposed war against corruption in Guinea.
“Problems of Guinea Bissau are problems of Nigeria. I have come to you as your son. I need your help and assistance to make the people happy. I will not let you down, neither will I put you in any difficult situation,” Embalo told President Buhari.
In response to these demands, Buhari restated the determination of Nigeria to keep West Africa politically stable and promised to support the new government in Guinea Bissau in every way possible.