Femi Adesina, Special Adviser, Media and Publicity to President Muhammadu Buhari has debunked reports that Nigeria was sent an invoice for Madagascar’s COVID-Organics.
Mr Adesina made this known on Friday druing an interview on TVC.
According to reports, the island nation had asked Nigeria to pay 170,000 Euros for the consignment delivered by Guinea Bissau President Umaro Sissoco Embalo.
Embalo, who visited President Muhammadu Buhari at the State House in Abuja on Saturday, brought the drugs allocated to Nigeria.
President Buhari said Nigeria would take the drug through an intensive test to determine its suitability.
The Nation reported that an invoice was delivered along with the drug.
” Madagascar has asked Nigeria to pay over €170,000 (N78, 200,000). We have received the invoice because the African country has made us realise that the drugs are not being given out free”, The Nation quoted a source as saying.
Adesina, however, after discussions with Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, rubbished such claims.