President Muhammadu Buhari On Saturday received the Madagascan native formulation against the Covid-19 infection and reiterated that he will listen to science before allowing traditional or any new medicines to be administered on Nigerians.
Speaking at a meeting with President Umaro Sissoco Embalo of Guinea Bissau who brought along with him to the Presidential Villa samples of the traditional medicine as shared to African countries by Madagascar, President Buhari said his position on all such herbal or traditional medicines have remained the same.
On the main reason for his visit, President Embalo said having stabilised his country after the tussle for power that attended the general elections won by him, he had come to seek counsel from President Buhari on his plan for a government of national unity and a proposed war against corruption in his country.
He also said that his new government met a country beset with a number of issues and problems, the resolution of which would require tremendous assistance from Nigeria.
In response to the requests by the Guinea Bissau President, the Nigerian leader congratulated him on his confirmation as President and for stabilising the country and restated the determination of Nigeria to keep West Africa politically stable and promised to support the new government in Guinea Bissau.
President Buhari also used the opportunity of the visit to praise the good work that the President of Niger Republic, Mahamadou Issoufou, who is the current Chairman of the Economic Community of West African States, ECOWAS is doing in the sub-region, and commended him for keeping him informed of all the progress being made.
Recall that the Presidential Taskforce On Covid-19 had on Thursday during the national briefing on the state of the Virus in the country said Nigeria was not in a hurry to pick its consignment of the Covid-19 cure known as “Covid Organics” offered by the Republic of Madagascar, rather is will concentrate on the development of home-grown cure.