Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye, Director-General, National Agency for Food, Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC) revealed this today during an interview.
According to her, she is proud of the nation because they appreciate what they have, unlike Nigeria that keeps ignoring an obvious solution to the problem.
She added that it is sad to see the difference in priority because all the herbs Madagascar used for the herbal cure is in Nigeria, but the nation has just failed to go down that route.
Her words, “We are proud of them (Madagascar). They appreciate what they have. We do not.
“All the herbs they have and are using, we have them. But we do not use them the way they are doing.
“They appreciate their brains and use them. We must do same here if we want to develop as a nation.”
“COVID-19 has slapped us in the face. It has kicked us back and front. We are now facing the stark realities of being insecure.
“There is drug insecurity, medical devices insecurity, test kits insecurity; we have always depended on other nations for everything.
“India, for instance, is not supplying medicals to us again because they are thinking about their own people.
“We have been using Dogonyaro (Neem tree) for ages. Some other African countries have developed their herbal remedies.
“Which one can we claim to have developed in Nigeria? What we are looking for in Madagascar, we may have it in our backyard.”
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