NAFDAC (National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control) isn’t happy about the way Nigerians are coming up with bogus claims about different things being able to cure the dreaded Ebola Virus. The agency has also apprehended a businessman who was said to have imported fake sanitisers and Ebola Kit into the country.
Director General of NAFDAC, Dr. Paul Orhi also discredited the claim by Prof Adebukola Adefule Oshitelu, a professor of Ophthalmology from the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), that Ewedu soup could cure Ebola
One consequence of these unsupported and possibly fraudulent claims is that people may be misled into a false sense of invincibility on account of eating Ewedu or bitter kola and drop their guards. This is a national embarrassment and the Agency will not take such uncorroborated claims by supposedly learned people lightly. Anybody who claims to have a cure for Ebola should come to NAFDAC, the Ethics Committee or the Treatment Research Group set up by the Federal government than causing more panic in the country.NAFDAC will immediately arrest and prosecute any Nigerian making such unverified claims as that could mislead the public.”