Boss Mustapha, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation and the Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, has stated that Nigeria did not pay for the Madagascar COVID-Organic herbal drug.
‘We have repeated that we didn’t ask for it. It was given to us by the government of Madagascar to African countries as their contribution towards solution to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“The consignment for West Africa was dropped in Guinea Bissau and we were making effort to airlift. As God would have it, the President of Guinea Bissau visited our President last Saturday and came with our consignment of five cartons. They were handed over to me yesterday evening (Monday) sealed. It was handed over to me without an invoice, so I assume it didn’t come with any cost.”
Speaking on the reopening of the economy, the SGF noted that it all depends on the compliance of the guidelines issued for the control of the spread of COVID-19 pandemic.
He noted that Nigerians must use the period of the extended eased lockdown to prepare ahead of the reopening by having a change of attitude in order to contain the spread of the pandemic.
Ibrahim Kenneth Suleiman is the Chief Political Editor at Naija Buzz News Network. He is a graduate of political science from the prestigious Ahmadu Bello University Zaria, Kaduna State. He specializes in preparing/approving of political news contents before publication. He currently heads Naija Buzz News team of political correspondents. From Nasarawa State, North-Central Nigeria, Ibrahim is a strong supporter of Manchester United Football Club England.