A lawmaker in Enugu State House of Assembly, Hon James Akadu has come out to say that he is disappointed in Nigerian Institutes and tertiary institutions for failing to offer a solution to the coronavirus pandemic.
James believes all the cash put into the several research Institutes have turned out to be a waste due to the recent developments.
According to him, researchers should do all they can to redeem their integrity by providing solutions to the pandemic as their colleagues in other nations have been doing.
He added that it is sad that, since the outbreak started, Isreal, USA, and other nations have been preparing vaccines while the Nigerian research Institutes continue to do nothing.
His words, “Personally, I am not satisfied with our research Institutes and tertiary institutions, whose duties are to research and provide possible solutions in the society.
“When this issue of Coronavirus came out, we heard that Isreal, USA and other countries are preparing vaccines, but the Nigerian research Institutes are not doing anything as far as I am concerned.
“We have a lot of herbs, we have traditional medicine practitioners and we have a lot of medical scientists who can gather themselves, do research and find solution to this pandemic; because for me this Coronavirus is not more deadly than the issue of giving somebody poison in our villages.
“We have many herbalists that mix some herbs for such patient to vomit whatever he swallowed, but why can’t we provide solution to this issue of Coronavirus disease which is like catarrh, it’s cough related, a respiratory disease symptom.
“So I believe that they are not doing enough and it’s high time we charged the various research institutions to do what they are supposed to do, otherwise all the investments the government has made in those institutions are in vain.”