President Muhammadu Buhari-led government has said the difficulty in getting a flight from Guinea-Bissau was the reason Nigeria is yet to get the Madagascan Coronavirus cure.
Secretary to the Government of the Federation and Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha, made this known during the daily press briefing of the PTF on Thursday.
According to the SGF, Nigeria did not ask Madagascar for its Coronavirus herbal medicine.
He said out of the spirit of love, the Madagascan Government that donated the therapy to African countries.
Boss Mustapha said, “Nigeria did not ask for the Madagascar solution.
“The Madagascar government decided to airlift quantities meant for African countries “
“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.”