Barely one week after Nigeria had it’s first case of the coronavirus which has been ravaging parts of the world, a former Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Maurice Iwu, said on Monday his team had discovered a cure for the deadly virus. Iwu, who is the Chief Executive Officer of Bioresources Institute of Nigeria, stated this when he led his team of researchers to brief the Minister of Science and Technology, Ogbonnaya Onu and his Health counterpart, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, in Abuja.
Mr Iwu 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. An Italian man who flew into Nigeria from Milan remains Nigeria’s sole case. The country has scrambled to prevent a spread of the virus by quarantining those who had contact with he index patient.