The Federal Government has ordered the National Institute for Medical Research and the College of Medicine, Ibadan to properly investigate the claims to HIV cure in the country.
The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, made this known on Monday in Ilorin at the Federal Government Town Hall meeting for the North Central Zone.
This development is coming after a university don, Prof. Maduike Ezeibe few weeks ago claimed to have found a cure for the virus.
Adewole responding to questions on the position of government on the claims, said getting a cure would be of public health interest to the country.
According to him, Nigeria has about three million people infected with HIV, the second highest number in the world after South Africa.
He said; “What we need to do is to make sure that things are done properly.
“The process to undertake is the animal experiment to be sure it is efficacious and safe before moving to human.
“At the appointed time when we have the results, we shall come public,”.