Madagascar has reportedly billed Nigeria €170,000 for its coronavirus pandemic cure called COVID Organics.
On 20 April 2020, Madagascar announced a proposed cure for COVID-19 which they called COVID Organics, with President Andry Rajoelina describing it as a preventative and curative COVID-19 medicine.
The president of Madagascar stated during the launch of the herbal mixture that the cure, which can also be used as a prevention measure will be provided for free to the most vulnerable and sold at a very low price to others.
According to reports, the island nation has asked Nigeria to pay 170,000 Euros for the consignment delivered by Guinea Bissau President Umaro Sissoco Embalo. So, apparently Nigeria does not qualify as the most vulnerable, in Maagascan’s estimation or so it seems.
President Embalo, who visited President Muhammadu Buhari at the State House in Abuja on Saturday, brought the herbal drugs allocated to Nigeria.
President Buhari said Nigeria would take the drug through intensive tests to determine its suitability.
The Nation reported that an invoice was delivered along with the drug.
“Madagascar has asked Nigeria to pay over €170,000 (N78, 200,000). We have received the invoice because the African country has made us realize that the drugs are not being given out free”, the Nation quoted a source as saying.
Meanwhile, Madagascar has registered its first coronavirus death.