By Amidu Arije
Former Anambra State Governor, Peter Obi, has thrown the weight of his support to the President Muhammadu Buhari’s order for the importation of a Madagascar herbal medicine claimed to have cured COVID-19 patients.
The former presidential running mate to Alhaji Atiku Abubakar on the platform of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) stated on his verified Twitter account @PeterObi that if the drug is imported and used for the treatment of COVID-19 patients, it will help the country economy as he called for the encouragement of local inventions.
“I firmly support the authorisation of @MBuhari for importation and subjection of the Madagascar #COVID19 Syrup to standard validation process for pharmaceuticals, and possibly for use in the cure of this virus.
Similar authorisation and encouragement should be given to local inventions. This will save us scarce forex and will give confidence to domestic researchers and inventors,” he tweeted.