The Nigeria Traditional Medicine practitioners has expressed delight over the federal government’s decision to look towards the direction of herbal medicine for the cure of the coronavirus pandemic.
The body said it was first disheartening that the FG depended on foreign nations who are also battling with the paramedic for vaccine for the lethal virus that rather, adding that giving the traditional medicine practitioners and scientists to find an home-grown cure for the virus would help put an end to the pandemic in no distant time.
The National General Secretary, Dr Kamaldeen Adeagbo in a statement signed by him said the body had instituted a committee which came up with a cure before that of Madagascar came out but due to the attitude of the government there was nothing they could do with the breakthrough.
The statement reads in part ,”We had long set up a research committee and they came up with different drugs that could be used to treat and prevent the deadly coronavirus before the COVID-19 organic by Madagascar came to the known.
“But our government rather than embrace and give us the needed encouragement shunned us. They were relying on vaccines from foreign nation who are also battling so hard to contain the virus in their various countries.
“we then decided to put everything on hold. About five of our members have also individually come up with their own cure. But at last we are happy the federal government has decided to look our way. We are sure of the efficacy of these products and prepared for any kind test they want to subject them to.
“We are sure of the drugs we have produced .we have professors who are members of the association that worked very hard to ensure we are not putting users health at jeopardy. We have in the past been producing drugs for many diseases which the people can testify to as being effective.
“These drugs are about 150 and they are certified by both NAFDAC and Standard Organisations of Nigeria. The federal government through the ministry of health founded this association and we need them to give us the needed support. “