The party Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has on Tuesday berated the President Muhammadu Buhari-led federal government over the importation of herbal treatment from Madagascar Equatorial Guinea.
Mr. Kola Ologbondiyan, the PDP’s National Publicity Secretary in an interview with Reporters, said the federal government failed to show leadership by allowing importing herbal drugs for the cure of Coronavirus from Madagascar.
Recall that the President Task Force on Coronavirus discloses yesterday that President Buhari has approved the importation of Madagascar’s Coronavirus cure.
The minister for Health further stated that once the drugs arrive in Nigeria, it will first be subjected to analysis by the nationals institutes for Pharmaceuticals Research and Development (NIPRD).
Ologbondiyan, however, said that it is very strange for the federal government to order such herb.
According to Ologbondiyan: “Our party the PDP has always canvassed for homegrown approaches to the issue of Coronavirus.
“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.”