NCAC boss thumbs up Plateau research team on COVID-19 drug

The Director-General of the National Council for Arts and Culture, Otunba Olusegun Runsewe, has commended the Governor of Plateau State, Simon Lalong, for putting together a research team that has made significant breakthrough in the search for the cure of coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Runsewe made the commendation in Abuja yesterday.
He added that with the level of work so far done by the research team, he hoped that Plateau State government was set to give the world a drug for the COVID-19 pandemic.

He lauded the research team headed by Professor Noel Wannag for its energy and commitment which has resulted in the production of a potential drug for COVID-19.

He said that when the testing processes were over and the drugs finally certified for use, Plateau State Government and the research team would go down in history as saviours of the world from the pandemic.
Runsewe, who said that Governor Lalong has been in the forefront of the efforts to find a cure for Covid-19, stated that the governor’s effort is clearly a demonstration to the service to humanity for which he is well known.

The research team put together by Governor Lalong is made up of experts, was set up by Governor Lalong with the mandate to search for conventional and alternative drug for the treatment and cure of Covid-19.
The team was also to design treatment protocol for the disease from herbal and medicinal products Plateau State is endowed with.

Unveiling the outcome of the research work, Professor Noel Wannag said that three (3) potential COVID-19 drugs formulated from plant materials which are indigenous to the state, have shown anti-viral activities with possible cure of the pandemic.

He added that the drugs would undergo further analysis to determine their efficacy before being launched for use by human beings.

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