Why Madagascar COVID-19 drug is yet to arrive – Nigerian Government

The Nigerian Government has given reasons why the Madagascar COVID-19 drug has not yet arrived in Nigeria.

Speaking at the daily press briefing organized by the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 in Abuja, Secretary General to the Federation, Boss Mustapha, stated that it wasn’t a priority for Nigeria to import the drug.

He also revealed that Nigeria never ordered for it but was given a portion by Madagascar.

He said, “Nigeria did not ask for the Madagascar solution.

“The Madagascar government decided to airlift quantities meant for African countries ”

He revealed that arrangements are being made to evacuate the portion given to Nigeria which is in Guinea Bissau.

“We didn’t ask for it, but it was taken in the spirit of African brotherly love to Guinea Bissau and we’ve asked our ambassador there to establish the location, the quantity, and he has done that,” he maintained.

“We have to make arrangements for its freighting out of Guinea Bissau, but there are no flights.

“So there are so many things we have to consider. If we are freighting it through air cargo, that has its process.

“So can you please help us explain it to Nigerians that Nigeria did not ask for it. It was brought for West African countries, similarly for other parts of Africa.”