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COVID 19: Ignore WHO, Go For Local Cures, Reps Tell FG by divinehand2003(m): 7:32am On May 13
•Say WHO has no effective cure, blast ‘Solidarity trials’
•Add: Nigeria has medicinal plants that can be used against Coronavirus
•Reps urge Northern Govs to reverse ban of Almajiri system
•Ask FG to stop repatriation of Almajiri children by states
•Lagos records 88 new cases, as confirmed cases rise to 4,641

The House of Representatives yesterday called on the Federal Government to ignore the World Health Organization, WHO, in efforts to find cure for COVID-19 and approve use of alternative remedies to cure the disease.

It also called on governors of the 19 states of the North to reverse the ban on the Almajiri System until millions of Islamic school children loitering the streets of the region without care are provided for by the Universal Basic Education Commission, UBEC.

The Green Chamber also urged the Federal Government to intervene and immediately halt repatriation of Almajirai children to their states of origin.

The House, in a motion by Ossy Prestige (PDP, Abia), rejected warnings by the World Health Organization on the use of local cures for the disease.

Sponsor of the motion noted that since the outbreak of Coronavirus disease, otherwise known as COVID-19, it has infected more than four million people around the world, with a global death toll of about 300,000, adding that Nigeria has over 4,641 confirmed cases and over 150 deaths, with the virus spreading to virtually all states of federation at an alarming rate.

The House plenary, preside over by the speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila, immediately adopted the motion, urging government to support and encourage the use of locally developed remedies for the management and treatment of COVID-19 ailments in Nigeria in order to ascertain their efficacy.

It also mandated the Committee on Health “to interface with the relevant government agencies to ensure that our locally-deveIoped remedies for the treatment of COVID-19 are included in the clinical trials by the WHO under its “Solidarity initiative.”

‘No effective cure from WHO'
Presenting his motion, the Abia lawmaker said: “The World Health Organization, WHO, has not found any effective cure or vaccine for this virus ravaging the world but has launched an international clinical trial known as “Solidarity” to help find an effective cure for this disease.

“WHO has cautioned against the use of any drug or treatment that has not undergone clinical trials or administering these unproven treatments to patients with COVID-19. Some countries jettisoned this caution by WHO and have gone ahead to develop indigenous treatments to combat the ravaging effects of this virus on their citizens.”

“The Israeli Institute for Biological Research has successfully developed a series of antibodies to combat the coronavirus. The Israeli President is considering building a vaccine production plant for the roduction of vaccines to treat COVID-19 patients.

“Madagascar, a small African country took their destinies in their hands and to the consternation of WHO and the Centre for Disease Control, developed a herbal drink for the treatment of COVID-19 patients from a medicinal plant, Artemisia annua, which their herbal research institutes have been studying for over 30 years. Madagascar so far has not recorded any death from COVID-19 cases.’

“In recognition of this feat by Madagascar, WHO has come out with a statement in support of considering Madagascar’s herbal drink as possible treatment for COVID-19. The President of the country said the factory for the mass production of the herbal drink will be operational in one month.

“Madagascar’s herbal drink has received recognition and boost from other African Presidents, including those of Tanzania, Equatorial Guinea, Uganda, Egypt, Senegal, Guinea Bissau and Comoros and have ordered the Madagascar herbal drink for the treatment of COVID-19 cases in their various countries.

“Various similar claims of breakthroughs in the cure of COVID-19 by our scientists and alternative medical practitioners have received virtually no attention from the government, the Ministry of Health, the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 or the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, but the government and its agencies have instead volunteered for the WHO “Solidarity” programne where, sadly, our citizens will be used as “lab rats” for WHO’s untested and unproven vaccines and treatments that are not indigenous to our people.”

‘Iwu, others claim cures’

The lawmaker said he was aware that Professor Maurice Iwu, Chief Executive Officer of Bio-Resources Institute of Nigeria, had stated that his team of researchers have found a cure for coronavirus which information had been conveyed to the Ministers of Health and Science and Technology.

He lamented that till date, no action had been taken by government to verify the authenticity of this claim and that the Traditional Complementary and Alternative Medicine Department of the Ministry of Health had written to the Director-General of the NAFDAC informing her that the Department, through its research, has formulated a possible cure for the management of COVID-19 ailments.

Continuing, the lawmaker said: “Anambra Traditional Medicine Board, headed by Reverend Father Raymond Arazu, a Catholic Reverend Father and foremost traditional medical practitioner, has announced that the board has developed a cure for COVID-19.

“A Nigerian pharmaceutical company, headed by Dr. Paul Olisah Ojeih, has come up with claims that the COVID-19 pandemic has become a money-making venture for certain privileged Nigerians and that his company, Iris Medical Foundation Drugs and Pharmaceuticals, has developed a drug that can cure COVID-19 in 72 hours.

“The medical practitioner has challenged the government to give him 10 infected patients and allow him to place them on his drug, known as Venedi Elixir, which has been used in the past 18 years in the treatment of viral infections that are drug resistant, affirming that he is willing to infect himself first with the virus and cure himself under 72 hours using the drug.

“Nigeria is blessed with medicinal plants which can be used for management of COVID-19 disease and some of them have documented scientific evidence of developing local cure for respiratory infections with medicinal properties of anti-inflammatory and antiviral effects, but instead of our government to look inwards and encourage our scientists and alternative herbal practitioners like other countries are doing, we are rather waiting for WHO for a cure and subjecting our people to be used as experimental guinea pigs for vaccines which are still in their developmental stages.”

‘Halt ban on almajiri system’

On the ban on the Almajiri system by northern governors, the House in a motion sponsored by Aishatu Jibril Dukku (APC, Gombe); Shehu Balarabe Kakale (APC, Sokoto), charged the governors not to ban the system until the Almajiri children were provided for by the Universal Basic Education Commission, UBEC.

Mrs. Dukku, in presenting the motion, recalled that governors, under the aegis of Northern Governors Forum, had on Tuesday, April 21, 2020, issued a statement where they unanimously decided to ban the Almajiri children were provided for by the Universal Basic Education Commission, UBEC.

Mrs. Dukku, in presenting the motion, recalled that governors, under the aegis of Northern Governors Forum, had on Tuesday, April 21, 2020, issued a statement where they unanimously decided to ban the Almajiri system of education and evacuate the children back to their parents or states of origin.

She said: “The statement hinges on the risk that the children are exposed to due to the coronavirus pandemic and that about 10 million children attend Almajiri schools in Northern Nigeria with over 500,000 Almajirai living in the state of Kano alone, from where majority of the children are being evacuated.

“The evacuation of the Almajirai is jeopardizing the fight against COVID-19 due to the high level of movement of the children from different places and its attendant high risk of infection. The evacuation of the children is against their fundamental human rights of residing anywhere in Nigeria as guaranteed in Chapter IV of the Constitution of the Federal Republic Nigeria.

“The evacuation of the children is in violation of the inter-state travel ban currently enforced by the government. The nature and manner the children are being transported is dehumanizing and has brought them pain and untold hardships and in some cases, these children, after traveling for so many hours under harsh weather, are rejected and turned back by their states of origin or at best, kept in isolation under dehumanizing and demeaning conditions.”

Adopting the motion without debate, the House urged the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 to enforce the inter-state travel ban order and direct the governors concerned to immediately halt the evacuation of the Almajirai.

The House also urged the NCDC to counsel the governors concerned on the threat posed by the evacuation of the children at this critical period.

“The Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management should include the Almajiri children among beneficiaries of palliatives being distributed by the Federal Government to the less privileged. The Federal Ministry of Health should also examine the health condition of the Almajiri children,” the House said.

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Re: COVID 19: Ignore WHO, Go For Local Cures, Reps Tell FG by lindywane(m): 7:47am On May 13
do they need to be reminded that convid19 has presented a desperate situation and only desperate measures need to be taken to curb this virus?

do they?

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Re: COVID 19: Ignore WHO, Go For Local Cures, Reps Tell FG by divinehand2003(m): 7:52am On May 13
Yes ooooo
We need to rely on our own home-made remedies
Re: COVID 19: Ignore WHO, Go For Local Cures, Reps Tell FG by Tetrahedron: 7:54am On May 13
Is it today?

Ignore Nig police we have Amotekun

Ignore this govt we have Revolution

Ignore WHO we have madagascar

Ignore buhari we have Self rule

Ignore natl assembly we have nairaland

grin grin grin
Re: COVID 19: Ignore WHO, Go For Local Cures, Reps Tell FG by Joshmodest(m): 7:56am On May 13
lindywane:
do they need to be reminded that convid19 has presented a desperate situation and only desperate measures need to be taken to curb this virus?

do they?
While we need desperate measures to curb this virus , they still need to be very careful concerning the authenticity of this local cures we highly speak of , make sure it passes thorough clinical testing and gets the required approval.. cos if there are any repercussions the government would be at the receiving end !!
Don't also forget the ministry of health are not in a hurry to curb this virus , if u know u know !!
Re: COVID 19: Ignore WHO, Go For Local Cures, Reps Tell FG by beylinko02: 7:56am On May 13
will they listen?This thing is curable they will not listen until it consumes them all
Re: COVID 19: Ignore WHO, Go For Local Cures, Reps Tell FG by ivolt: 8:05am On May 13
Everyone is now a health expert.
I am not aware of any country being ruled by WHO even in normal time.
Think of WHO as a charity organization.
Their primary work is organizing and coordinating health responses and information.
The membership is voluntary and requires nothing.

They don't owe you vaccine, medicine, or any cure.
They are not some world government with military power to enforce rules on countries.

These reps are merely playing to the gallery of the misinformed populace.
If lockdown was still in place, they would still be traveling abroad to treat headache despite
the many local herbs alternatives we have on the ground.

None of these reps will sign up for a new herbs trial if infected.
Re: COVID 19: Ignore WHO, Go For Local Cures, Reps Tell FG by Nwanyiogwashi(f): 8:08am On May 13
WHO is like Nigeria politicians they're looking for where to loot billions of dollars
Re: COVID 19: Ignore WHO, Go For Local Cures, Reps Tell FG by clevvermind(m): 8:09am On May 13
If we wait for WHO, everybody will die in Africa.
Re: COVID 19: Ignore WHO, Go For Local Cures, Reps Tell FG by segebase(m): 8:10am On May 13
y you speaking to a deaf man
Re: COVID 19: Ignore WHO, Go For Local Cures, Reps Tell FG by babyfaceafrica: 8:14am On May 13
ivolt:
Everyone is now a health expert.
I am not aware of any country being ruled by WHO even in normal time.
Think of them as a charity organization.
Their primary work is organizing and coordinating health responses and information.
The membership is voluntary.

They don't owe you vaccine, medicine or any cure.
They are not some world government with military power to enforce rules on countries.

You are naive
Re: COVID 19: Ignore WHO, Go For Local Cures, Reps Tell FG by ivolt: 8:18am On May 13
babyfaceafrica:


You are naive
What an insightful and smart reply.
Your friends must be in awe of your brilliance.
Re: COVID 19: Ignore WHO, Go For Local Cures, Reps Tell FG by lindywane(m): 9:15am On May 13
Joshmodest:

While we need desperate measures to curb this virus , they still need to be very careful concerning the authenticity of this local cures we highly speak of , make sure it passes thorough clinical testing and gets the required approval.. cos if there are any repercussions the government would be at the receiving end !!
Don't also forget the ministry of health are not in a hurry to curb this virus , if u know u know !!
Joshmodest:

While we need desperate measures to curb this virus , they still need to be very careful concerning the authenticity of this local cures we highly speak of , make sure it passes thorough clinical testing and gets the required approval.. cos if there are any repercussions the government would be at the receiving end !!
Don't also forget the ministry of health are not in a hurry to curb this virus , if u know u know !!
Joshmodest:

While we need desperate measures to curb this virus , they still need to be very careful concerning the authenticity of this local cures we highly speak of , make sure it passes thorough clinical testing and gets the required approval.. cos if there are any repercussions the government would be at the receiving end !!
Don't also forget the ministry of health are not in a hurry to curb this virus , if u know u know !!


what other type of sure do they need to be after convid organics herbal syrup has been tested and confirmed to work by the Malagasies.....

are u telling me that if it were the much anticipated bill gate's vaccine, that they would want to subject it to this so called clinical test?
Re: COVID 19: Ignore WHO, Go For Local Cures, Reps Tell FG by Glorymax: 9:24am On May 13
Fully in support of the HOR advising government to ignore WHO. The government should immediately notify WHO that Nigeria will no longer participate in the solidarity programme.

Nigerians are not Lab Rats

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