Madagascar Demands N78.2 m From FG For COVID-19 Herbal Drink ⋆
Nigeria has been asked to pay N78.2 million to the Republic Of Madagascar for the amount of COVID-19 organic drugs sent to the Federal government.
The Country reports that the drugs were brought in by Guinea Bissau President Umaro Sissoco Embalo, who checked out President Muhammadu Buhari at the State House in Abuja on Saturday.
A source informed The Nation:For our consignments in Guinea Bissau, Madagascar has actually asked Nigeria to pay over €& euro; 170,000 (N78, 200,000). We have gotten the invoice due to the fact that the African nation has actually made us to realise that the drugs are not being offered out complimentary.
We are being asked to pay for the drugs yet to be verified. Because the AU directed the supply of the drugs to African nations, we may have no option than to pay for it.
This payment may, nevertheless, be one-off because mass importation of the drugs from Madagascar will not be cost effective. By the time we take into account the cost of freight, the amount will be expensive.
As a country, we will leave all options open and look inwards. However, we will subject Madagascar herbal drugs to verification or validation.
The Governmental Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 is likewise believing of asking the National Agency for Fda and Control (NAFDAC) and the National Institute for Pharmaceutical Research and Development (NIPRD) to relax the protocols and accelerate the validation of local drugs for COVID-19.”