Nigerian Professor defends HIV/AIDs cure claim, wants open investigation by FG
Posted by News Express | 10 February 2017 | 3,722 times
HIV/AIDS cure claimant, Prof. Maduike Ezeibe.
The Nigerian Professor who invented a drug for curing HIV/AIDS says he was ready and willing to defend his claims anywhere. But he says he prefers an open investigation by the Federal Government.
Prof. Maduike Ezeibe told journalists last week in his office at Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike that he has invented Medicinal Synthetic Magnesium Aluminum Silicate which he has used to cure over 500 HIV patients from Nigeria and abroad.
The Federal Government disputed the claim, with Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, saying he was not aware of the discovery.
Also, Director-General of National Agency for the Control if AIDS (NACA), even warned the media against reporting such inventions without clearing with experts.
Adewole said he has set up a committee drawn from the University of Ibadan to investigate Ezeibe’s claims.
In a telephone interview with News Express on Wednesday, the Professor of Veterinary Medicine and Virology said he was prepared to defend his claims. But he said any investigation by the Federal Government should be an open exercise where Nigerians would be abreast of what was going on.
“I am ready to demonstrate and prove to Nigerians that I have invented a cure for HIV.
The University of Ibadan also claims it has discovered HIV cure. I would prefer an open investigation where the public will know what is happening; even if it is in the National Assembly, I will go,” he said.
Ezeibe said his drug was capable of fetching Nigeria hard currency if the Federal Government could help him get international patency for the drug because it could be used to potentiate other drugs.