The House of Representatives has resolved to call on Federal Government to support and encourage the use of locally developed remedies for the management and treatment of Covid-19 in Nigeria.
This followed a motion moved by a member from Abia state, Mr Prestige Ossy, on the urgent need to support the use of alternative medicine for the treatment of COVID 19 cases.
Mr Prestige, Observes that some countries have gone ahead to develop indigenous treatments to combat the ravaging effects of the coronavirus on their citizens.
He expressed worry that various claims of breakthroughs in the cure of COVID19 by Nigerian scientists and alternative medical practitioners have received virtually no attention from the government, the Ministry of Health, the Presidential Task Force on COVID19 or the National Centre for Disease Control.
However, the chairman of the PTF, Boss Mustapha has announced that the Nigeria government would receive the COVID19 syrup developed in Madagascar.