President Muhammadu Buhari Saturday received samples of the Madagascar herbal drug which the African country claimed could cure COVID-19.
The drug was delivered to Buhari by President Umaro Sissoco Embalo of Guinea Bissau at the State House, Abuja.
Disclosing this in a statement, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media, Mallam Garba Shehu, said Buhari however said he would listen to science before allowing traditional or any new medicines to be administered on Nigerians.
“At an audience meeting with President Umaro Sissoco Embalo of Guinea Bissau who brought along with him the samples of the traditional medicine as shared to African nations by Madagascar, President Buhari said his position on all such herbal or traditional medicinal postulates had remained the same.
“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,” said the Nigerian President.