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COVID-19 Cure: Nigeria examines claims

The Ministry of Science and Technology has commenced verification claims for the COVID-19 cure in Nigeria.

The Minister, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu made this known at the quarterly management meeting of the Ministry and its Agencies in Abuja, the nation’s capital.

Dr Onu said that all submissions for the COVID-19 cure have been directed to the Academy of Science for verification as well as recommendation to the Ministry.

”We are working hard to develop home-grown solutions to help manage the pandemic…Encouraging results have been submitted and in no distant time, details on the submissions would be made known to the nation,” he stated.

According to him, for Nigeria to have increased foreign earnings, the country must look inwards for solutions to its problems and export same to other countries.

Government offer
The Ministry of Science and Technology had offered the sum of N36m to Scientists and Innovators who could assist in finding the cure for the COVID-19 pandemic and Lassa fever.

The Minister of State for Science and Technology, Mr Mohammed Abdullahi said the Ministry was working to procure huge grants, to support Research and Development efforts in the sector.

He called on the Directors and Director Generals of the Ministry to show more commitment in their work, to realise their mandates.

Also the Permanent Secretary, Dr. Mohammed Umar admonished the Agencies under the Ministry to highlight priority areas for preparation and execution of their budget.

Source: Voice of Nigeria