|Register On Nairaland / LOGIN! / Trending / Recent / New|
Stats: 3,080,400 members, 7,587,481 topics. Date: Sunday, 24 September 2023 at 10:38 AM
|COVID-19: Hopes Rise As FUOYE Dons Develop Potential Herbal Drug by ayEbeneyzer(m): 10:28pm On May 01, 2020|
If the claims by the authorities of the Federal Univesity ,Oye- Ekiti(FUOYE) is anything to go by then Nigeria may have recorded a major breakthrough in the search for home grown cure for the deadly virus codenamed COVID-19.
The Vice Chancellor of FUOYE, Prof. Kayode Soremekun, hinted that a group of scientists in the institution have developed a local herbal MIXTURE capable of fighting the virus .
This was made known by a Press Statement made available to journalists in Ado-Ekiti .
The Dean of the Faculty of Science,Professor Olayide Lawal, disclosed that the lead researcher of the Anti-Covid 19 herbal drug team was Dr. Lawrence Okoror of the department of Microbiology who is a consultant to the World Health Organisation (WHO).
Prof. Lawal said: ” The mixture had been tested against several viruses before the outbreak of COVID-19 and had shown to be effective against some Adenoviruses, Rhino viruses, influenza and other respiratory viruses as well as effective against tumors. This product of rigorous research output has been submitted to Nigerian Institute of Pharmaceutical Research and Development.
The highly elated VC who lauded the commitment and tenacity of he institution’s researchers said the findings would be subjected to the appropriate authorities for verification and approval
” This is very is is a very good and responsive development on the part of our Science Faculty members.And such is the elastic nature of knowledge that more can still be done.We therefore look forward to a speedy response from the National Institute Pharmaceutical Research and Development.Incidentally,our Faculty of Pharmacy is on the verge of taking off.And to this extent,for us in FUOYE,it is morning yet on creation day,as far as Scientific research is concerned.”
Federal University Oye Ekiti has demonstrated tenacious commitments towards the advancement of research, most especially in areas of Science and Technology. The university is known for providing the right ambiance for scientists to come up with result-oriented findings.
The Dean of Science posited that the Federal Government should look inward for a solution to the virulent and ravaging COVID-19. He further stated that Nigeria can take a cue from Madagascar that is using the locally developed mixture to treat Covid-19 that is yielding good results,” he assured.
|Re: COVID-19: Hopes Rise As FUOYE Dons Develop Potential Herbal Drug by ayEbeneyzer(m): 10:35pm On May 01, 2020|
This will shape Nigeria if it eventually works
|Re: COVID-19: Hopes Rise As FUOYE Dons Develop Potential Herbal Drug by delerx(m): 10:36pm On May 01, 2020|
I hope this is a valid news. We are waiting
|Re: COVID-19: Hopes Rise As FUOYE Dons Develop Potential Herbal Drug by ibksiv(m): 10:44pm On May 01, 2020|
|Sections: politics (1) business autos (1) jobs (1) career education (1) romance computers phones travel sports fashion health |
religion celebs tv-movies music-radio literature webmasters programming techmarket
Nairaland - Copyright © 2005 - 2023 Oluwaseun Osewa. All rights reserved. See How To Advertise. 27