The Minister of Science and Technology, Dr Ogbonanya Onu, has dismissed reports that ex-Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof. Maurice Iwu, found a cure for coronavirus.
Onu said the United States is conducting tests on a ‘chemical compound’ isolated by Iwu to confirm whether it could be a cure for Covid -19 or Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS).
The minister said that Iwu’s initial finding was that the compound could cure SARS.
Iwu had trended on social media when he claimed himself and his team had found a cure for the deadly coronavirus.
While some social media users supported him and urged the Federal Government to give Iwu a chance, others argued that he could not be trusted because of the controversies surrounding his INEC leadership.