The Federal Republic of Nigeria, had on Saturday received the Madagascan herbal formulation against the coronavirus pandemic.
Receiving the samples of the drug from the visiting President of Guinea Bissau, Umaro Sissoco Embalo, at the State House, President Muhammadu Buhari reiterated his commitment to put such drugs to scientific tests, before allowing any medicines to be administered on Nigerians.
According to a statement released by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, President Buhari insisted that such herbal postulations will still undergo institutional processes in the country for verification.
“We have our institutions, systems and processes in the country. Any such formulations should be sent to them for verification. I will not put it to use without the endorsement of our institutions,” said the Nigerian President.
Explaining why he visited Nigeria at this time, President Embalo said having stabilized his country after the tussles that attended the general elections won by him, he had come to seek counsel from his “father,” President Buhari on his plan for a “government of national unity” and a proposed war against corruption in his country.
He explained further that his new government met a country beset with a number of issues and problems, the resolution of which would require tremendous assistance from the “big brother,” Nigeria.
“Problems of Guinea Bissau are problems of Nigeria. I have come to you as your son. I need your help and assistance to make the people happy. I will not let you down, neither will I put you in any difficult situation,” the visiting leader told President Buhari.
Responding to the demands presented by the visiting president, President Mohammadu Buhari commended “General“ Embalo on his confirmation as President and for stabilizing the country.
“I commend your political dexterity in getting the opposition to join the proposed unity government,” he said.
He restated the determination of Nigeria to keep West Africa politically stable and promised to support the new government in Guinea Bissau.
“I will cooperate and help in every way possible,” assured the Nigerian President.