Head of states, President Buhari has reportedly ordered the importation of the acclaimed coronavirus cure by Madagascar to Nigeria.

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According to reports making the rounds, the development was announced by Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 and Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha.

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In his words,

"Madagascar has made allocations to various countries, and sent them to Guinea Bissau. We're supposed to make arrangements to freight Nigeria's allocation from Guinea Bissau; it'll be subjected to the standard validation process for pharmaceuticals.

"Mr President has given instructions for the airlifting of Nigeria's allocation of the Madagascar COVID-19 Syrup; also given clear instructions that it must be subjected to the standard validation process for pharmaceuticals; there will be no exceptions for this."

African countries like Equatorial Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Niger, and Tanzania have already taken delivery of consignments of the COVID-19 remedy, which was launched last month.

Madagascar said the drink is derived from artemisia - a plant with proven anti-malarial properties - and other indigenous herbs.

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