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“Ignore WHO & Use Local Cure For COVID-19” – House Of Reps Urges Federal Government


The House of Representatives yesterday just of recent times have on the Federal Government to ignore the World Health Organization, WHO, in a bid to find cure for COVID-19 and approve use of alternative remedies to cure the disease.

In the House, a motion was moved by Ossy Prestige (PDP, Abia), rejected warnings by the World Health Organization on the use of local cures for the dreaded virus.

The sponsor of the motion made it known that ever since the outbreak of Coronavirus disease, otherwise known as COVID-19, it has infected more than four million people around the world, with a global death toll of about 300,000, furthermore that Nigeria has over 4,641 confirmed cases and over 150 deaths, with the virus spreading to virtually all states of federation at an alarming rate.

The House plenary, preside over by the speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila, immediately adopted the motion, urging government to support and encourage the use of locally developed remedies for the management and treatment of COVID-19 ailments in Nigeria in order to ascertain their efficacy.

It also mandated the Committee on Health “to interface with the relevant government agencies to ensure that our locally-deveIoped remedies for the treatment of COVID-19 are included in the clinical trials.

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