According to reports, Madagascar has asked Nigeria to pay 170,000 Euros (78,200,000 Naira) for the COVID-19 drugs sent to the Federal Government.
Guinea Bissau President Umaro Sissoco Embalo who visited President Muhammadu Buhari at the State House in Abuja on Saturday brought the drugs allocated to Nigeria.
President Buhari said the drug will pass through intensive test to determine its suitability.
”Madagascar has asked Nigeria to pay over €170,000 (N78, 200,000). We have received the invoice because the African country has made us to realise that the drugs are not being given out free”, The Nation quoted a source as saying.
Amid distribution of the coronavirus organics, Madagascar has registered its first coronavirus death.
It was a 57-year-old medical worker who suffered from diabetes and high blood pressure, the national COVID-19 taskforce said on Sunday.
“A man died from COVID-19 in Madagascar … he is 57 years old and a member of the medical staff,”. Taskforce spokeswoman Hanta Danielle Vololontiana said.
The man died on Saturday night.