The Republic of Madagascar ask Nigeria to pay 170,000 Euros (78,200,000 Naira) for COVID-19 herbal remedy sent to the country.
“For our consignments in Guinea Bissau, Madagascar has asked Nigeria to pay over €170,000. We have received the invoice because the African country has made us to realise that the drugs are not being given out free.
This payment may, however, be one-off because mass importation of the drugs from Madagascar will not be cost effective. By the time we take into account the cost of freight, the amount will be too high.
President Buhari said the drug will pass through intensive test to determine its suitability.
According to the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, taken the herbs to National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) and the National Institute for Pharmaceutical Research and Development (NIPRD) will be a welcome development .
This will help to relax the protocols and hasten the validation of local drugs for COVID-19.