*Mr. Umaro Sissoco Embaló, President of Guinea Bissau (left) and his Nigeria counterpart, Muhammadu Buhari
The famous Madagascar herbal drug, which Madagascar said is cure for the dreaded Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is finally in the custody of Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari. He received the consignment on Saturday when it was delivered to him by President Umaro Sissoco Embalo of Guinea Bissau at the State House, Abuja.
The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media, Mallam Garba Shehu, said Buhari however said he would listen to science before allowing traditional or any new medicines to be administered on Nigerians. “At an audience meeting with President Umaro Sissoco Embalo of Guinea Bissau who brought along with him the samples of the traditional medicine as shared to African nations by Madagascar, President Buhari said his position on all such herbal or traditional medicinal postulates had remained the same. 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.
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 also said 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.
He said, the “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. In response Buhari restated the determination of Nigeria to keep West Africa politically stable and promised to support the new government in Guinea Bissau.