By Haruna Gimba
The Nigeria’s Minister of Health, Professor Isaac Adewole, said he was unaware of any cure of HIV/AIDS being reported by the media.
There have been reports of a Professor of Virology at the Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike in Abia State, Professor Maduike Ezeibe who was said to have found a cure to HIV/AIDS.
The Health Minister, through the Director Media & Public Relations at the Ministry of Health, Mrs. Boade Akinola, said, the minister is not aware of Professor Ezeibe claims.
“There are standard ways of disseminating such information. The Nigerian Institute of Medical Research, in conjunction with the College of Medicine University of Ibadan, has been mandated to verify two claims of cure for HIV in Nigeria.
Mrs. Akinola said the ministry shall make the findings of the two verification of the HIV cure claims to the members of the public when ready.