The Nigerian Traditional Herbal Medicinal Practitioner (Traditional Doctors/Herbalist) have released several substances which they believe will serve as cure to the ongoing pandemic CoronaVirus, which have drastically affected the Nigeria economy and leds to the death of several persons.
Director General of the National Agency for Food, Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye, said about 20 different herbal products have been submitted for screening as possible treatment to COVID – 19.
She spoke during an investigative hearing on research into the deadly CoronaVirus by the House of Representatives Committee on COVID-19. She assured Nigerians that as soon as the screaming procedure is over a clinical trials on each products will be conducted while the one which proves to be more effective will be made available for use across Nigeria and beyond.
In her speech she observed that; “Before COVID, 26 companies were registered and responsible for the production of hand sanitisers but as of now we have over 103 companies producing same products.
Our Laboratory has been fully involved, when we started, we had to do a lot of testing for chloroquine and others. When COVID Organic came, we went into action and we were the first to submit the full report of COVID Organic.
Meanwhile, the Director General of the Nigeria Institute for Medical Research, Obi Peter Adigwe said the Institute will present the final report of the evaluation of the Madagascar drug known as COVID organic to the government within the next one week.