Ayeku noted that Madagascar would first take care of her own nationals having discovered its remedy for the virus before reaching out to other nations.
He urged federal government to do the needful by investing in research and development, noting that herbal medicine is an integral part of pharmacy.
“Almost all drugs have its origin from animal and plants extracted before the molecules are being synthesized long before the process of large production come into play.
“Nigerian government must take a cue and begin a thorough process of investment that can stand in the face of any other eventualities that might breakout like the COVID-19.
“We have sensitized our members to continue to take necessary precautions and treat all cases as a suspected case of COVID-19 and there has been a paradigm shift in work place etiquettes since the pandemic broke out,” he said.
Ayeku commended health workers, especially those in the frontline against the pandemic, urging them to join efforts in fighting the virus to a standstill.
Ayeku said that PSN has partnered with relevant agencies to form a joint patrol to rid the state of fake drugs through use of scan machine to detect fake drugs instantly.
“So far with our team on ground, Ondo State is not a hub of fake drugs.
“Our joint task force has been able to discover and recover fake drugs running into millions of naira across the 18 council areas of the state, which have been destroyed accordingly,”Ayeku added.
Edited By: Remi Koleoso/Wale Ojetimi (NAN)