FEDERAL GOVERNMENT INAUGURATES COMMITTEE ON COVID-19 HERBAL CURE.
Written by darling on September 15, 2020
Federal Government has inaugurated a Ministerial Committee on COVID-19 Herbal Remedies and Natural Compounds as it strives to find an indigenous cure for the coronavirus pandemic.
Minister of Science and Technology, Ogbonnaya Onu, who inaugurated the committee at the headquarters of the Federal Ministry of Science and Technology, said there was an urgent need to develop a home-grown remedy and vaccine to tackle the virus.
He said COVID-19 remained a threat to the health and wellbeing of Nigerians and the national economy, as he noted that members of the committee include scientists and fellows of the Nigerian Academy of Science.
The minister said the team would authenticate claims of cure and herbal remedy for COVID-19 being made by researchers, scientists, and traditional medical practitioners.