The Chairman of the Ministerial Committee on COVID-19 Herbal Remedies and Natural Compounds, Prof. Motso Onuoha, has said Nigeria has the capacity to find cure for the COVID-19 pandemic.
Onuoha, who is also the President of the Nigerian Academy of Science, said this during the inauguration of the committee in Abuja.
He said the committee would scrutinize and verify claims on the cure for COVID-19.
He commended the effort of the Ministry of Science and Technology in finding a cure for COVID-19.
Other members of the committee are Prof. Oyewale Tomori, Prof. Dennis Agbonlahor, Prof. Obinna Onwujekwe and Prof. Babatunde Salako.
The minister stated that the team would authenticate claims of cure and herbal remedy for COVID-19 being made by researchers, scientists and traditional medical practitioners.
Onu urged members of the committee to vigorously scrutinize and evaluate all claims brought before it. He charged the committee to identify the remedies with the brightest prospects for providing protection and healing to affected persons or those at the risk of contracting the dreaded disease