Just as the Federal Government has directed the importation and clinical trial of a Madagascar herbal remedy for Coronavirus in Nigeria Prof Maurice Iwu, an ex Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has lamented that the the same government is not showing in his COVID-19 cure.
Speaking at a conference in Lagos with the title: “Covid-19 and the proposed Vaccination Bill: Implications for Nigeria,” Iwu said funds raised from private sector could be deployed in ensuring locally produced antidotes for COVID-19.
The former INEC boss who is also the Chief Executive Officer of Bioresources Development Group urged the National Assembly to call for public hearing on the issue.
He said: ”Government needs to show interest in our drug, the money raised by private sectors can be deployed, it does not need to come to Prof. Iwu, it is information, the product is ours, but the information is already outside.
“There must be interest on the part of government that they want to test the drug, once the government shows interest, every other thing will fall in place.”