The former Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and Chief Executive Officer of Bio-resources Institute of Nigeria, Prof. Maurice Iwu, today disclosed that his team has discovered a cure for the deadly Coronavirus.
Iwu revealed this when he and his team of researchers brief the Minister of Science and Technology, Ogbonnaya Onu and his Health counterpart, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, in Abuja.
He said the institute identified and patented the possible COVID 19 treatment in 2015 and now needs the Federal Government’s support to translate the compound into a drug for the treatment of the virus.
Recalled that Nigeria first recorded confirmed case of COVID-19 on February 27, 2020, of an Italian traveling from Milan, who came in through the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos on Monday, February 24, 2020.
As a result, the Federal Ministry of Health, the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Lagos State Ministry of Health and Ogun State Ministry of Health had swiftly responded to ensure there is no further spread of the disease.
The Coronavirus , which is now present on every continent except Antarctica, has infected close to 90,000 people, killing over 3,000 persons.