People with claims about having drugs capable of curing the Coronavirus infection have been directed to channel their claims to the National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC).
The Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha, said this on Thursday during the daily briefing by the task force.
He noted that in order to get certified, such claims must go through the institution empowered by law to carry out such duties which in this case is NAFDAC.
“If you think you have a ‘cure’ for COVID-19, go to the institutions set up by the government to do this, NAFDAC. Do not bring it to the Task Force.
“So, my appeal to our scientists and our researchers: don’t bother sending them to the Task Force.
“Send them to the institutions that have been set up by government to do their job and we know the institutions,” he said.
While responding to questions about the alleged cure from Madagascar, Mustapha also reiterated that the federal government did not request for the Madagascar herbal remedy for COVID-19 but it was offered based on the African brotherhood.
According to him, the Government of Madagascar donated to African countries “in the spirit of African brotherly love.”