The move by President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration in fighting Coronavirus by adopting the Madagascar Herbal Cure has been condemned by the Nigerian opposition party, PDP.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in a statement made available to the media through its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, said that Buhari government have failed in its leadership skills for looking outside the country for herbs when the same can be found in Nigeria.
Recall that the Nigerian Government yesterday (Monday), approved the importation of Madagascar’s COVID-19 herbal cure to be tried in Nigeria.
Reacting to the development, Ologbondiyan said it is very unfortunate that President Muhammadu Buhari government would opt for herbs from another country when the same is available in Nigeria.
PDP in the statement said, “Our party the PDP has always canvassed for homegrown approaches to the issue of COVID-19.”
“We have demanded that the Presidential Taskforce on COVID-19 in conjunction with the NCDC should ensure that our medical doctors, Epidemiologists, those in the orthodox and unorthodox medicals are supported in seeking homegrown solutions, that has been the opposition of the PDP.”
“It is rather strange to us that rather than them we are going outside our country to import herbs and medications which we have all around us here, it is very strange. We have herbs locally which can be used for the purpose of treating COVID-19 and we are now going ahead to import the same from Madagascar. This is strange and does not show leadership on the side of the government.”
Meanwhile, former lawmaker, Shehu Sani, has advised President Muhammadu Buhari government against express consumption of the Madagascan Coronavirus drink, known as COVID Organic when it arrives in Nigeria.