As the world wage war against COVID-19 continues, the Traditional Ruler of Orsumoghu, Ihiala local hovernment area of Anambra state, Igwe Elochukwu Mbanefo, has appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to support local pharmaceutical industries on research and growth.
Mbanefo, who gave the advice during installation of cabinet chiefs in the community, posited that the industry was capable of producing drugs for cure or prevention of coronavirus and other diseases if adequately funded by the federal government.

“When there is a problem that involves human lives, you don’t mind where the solution comes from. What is happening in the world has never happened before; COVID-19 is an emergency and it needs to be taken care of urgently to save lives,” the monarch said.

He, however, commended the President for ordering Madagascar’s COVID-19 organic drugs, which had been reportedly subjected to various necessary clinical test before administration in Nigeria, describing it as a welcome development.

On the cabinet conferment ceremony, the traditional ruler said they would assist in ensuring peace, unity and development of the community.

Earlier, the President-General of the community, Chief Chika Muomaife, said 35 persons including five zonal heads and 27 kindred heads were at the event, conferred with various traditional titles with a view to help them join in settling disputes and taking decisions for the progress of the town.


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