Officials of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control on Thursday cancelled the planned unveiling of herbal medicine for Covid19 in Abeokuta, Ogun State.
Officials of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control on Thursday disrupted the unveiling of an anti-coronavirus herbal syrup in Abeokuta, Ogun State.
Paul Oni, who is a herbal medicine expert, had planned to unveil the branded Covid19 herbal medicine, “Oxibiotics”, at the Centenary Hall, Ake, on Thursday.
The programme was cancelled by NAFDAC officials who directed its cancellation.
Oni, was however taken to a factory, which NAFDAC officials inspected and sealed.
Oni, addressing journalist, after his factory was locked up, said he was worried with the continuous increase in Covid19 cases in the country
He said that the cost of getting approval, which cost N600,000 coupled with payment for clinical trials which cost 1.5 million said that it was unable to afford it.
Oni, who is the managing director of Peculiar Projects Nigeria Limited, complained of the huge amount of money that he is expected to pay for approval by NAFDAC.
He said that when he saw the cost for the approval, he made up his mind that he should seek for help through a press conference. He said he was certain that the drugs can help people with Covid19.
A top official of NAFDAC disclosed to newsmen that the programme was halted because the product had not been certified by the agency.