The Republic of Madagascar has requested that Nigeria pay over N78 Million for the amount of its COVID-19 Herbal drugs sent to the Federal Government, it was found out at the end of the week.
Recall that Guinea Bissau President Umaro Sissoco Embalo, who visited President Muhammadu Buhari at the State House in Abuja on Saturday, brought the medications allotted to Nigeria by Madagascar.
“For our transfers in Guinea Bissau, Madagascar has requested that Nigeria pay over €170,000 (N78, 200,000). We have gotten the receipt in light of the fact that the African nation has made us to understand that the medications are not being given out free. – A source said on Sunday
“We are being approached to pay for the medications yet to be approved. Since the AU guided the gracefully of the medications to African nations, we may have no way out than to pay for it.
“This installment may, be that as it may, be one-off on the grounds that mass importation of the medications from Madagascar won’t be financially savvy. When we consider the expense of cargo, the sum will be excessively high.
“This is the reason we are taking a gander at nearby alternatives accessible to us as a country.
“A few scientists have disclosed to us that we have more extravagant herbs to contain COVID-19. Truth be told, a shop in Wuse 2, Abuja has been found to sell Artemisia Tea with high intensity than COV drugs.
“As a country, we will leave all choices open and look inwards. In any case, we will expose Madagascar home grown medications to confirmation or approval.
“The Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 is additionally considering approaching the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) and the National Institute for Pharmaceutical Research and Development (NIPRD) to loosen up the conventions and hurry the approval of nearby medications for COVID-19.:
The NAFDAC and NIPRD are anticipating the examples from Madagascar for approval.
An exceptionally positioned source in NIPRD stated: “We are yet to get the examples for testing and approval. We are confident that this week, we may get them. Our group is on the caution.”
The Director-General of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), Prof Mojisola Adeyeye, said numerous specialists and professionals have reacted to its call for articulation of enthusiasm for the COVID-19 related medications.
In an announcement on NAFDAC site, Adeyeye said:”The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), as at the hour of this official statement, has just gotten application from one organization for an item the organization is introducing (for endorsement) to the Agency for the treatment of the side effects of Covid-19, and not for the fix of Covid-19 as a sickness.
“Call for articulation of enthusiasm for the COVID-19 related drugs was made; a few scientists and professionals have reacted and are being guided to submit such medications to NAFDAC for sped up audit. The organization keeps on urging all partners to introduce the results of their examination discoveries and permit these cures experience globally perceived procedure of endorsement through pre-clinical and where pertinent, clinical preliminaries.
“At long last, as the body with the command to direct the lead of clinical preliminaries in the nation, NAFDAC is focused on empowering and supporting backers with proper direction to facilitate the improvement of successful intercessions to treat or forestall COVID-19.”