Minister of State for Health, Dr. Adeleke Mamora (left); Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu and President, Bio-Resources of Nigeria (BION), Professor Maurice Iwu during Iwu’s briefing of the ministers on identification of a potential treatment drug for coronavirus in Abuja…recently. PHOTO: NAN
As Iwu, other scientists insist on remedy for virus
The Federal Government has disclosed that it will set up a committee to verify scientists’ claims of finding a cure for coronavirus and Lassa fever.
Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu stated this at a youth summit organised by the Middle Belt Youths Council (MBYC) in Jos, Plateau State at the weekend.
Onu recently announced N36m for any scientist that finds the cure for COVID-19 and Lassa fever, saying the Nigerian Academy of Science (NAS) was fully involved in the committee’s work on verification of claims for cure of the diseases.
He further urged Nigerians to strive to surmount any future epidemic challenge and not depend on other nations for solutions.