It said it was not yet clear if it would work as well inside the body.
Ehanire said that some people had claimed they had herbs and local cures for COVID-19, “but the efficacy of medicine needs to be proven before the government cand recommend it for people to take”.
He noted that other states were prepared, “but Lagos State is a forerunner because it has the most cases”.
The minister stated that the state had also learnt a lot from dealing with Ebola outbreak.
Mustapha, who is also the Secretary Government of the Federation, said that the President had commended the governor and people of Lagos State for their response to the COVID-19 outbreak in the country
“I am very confident that we shall overcome COVID-19 as a people,” he said.
The Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), through its verified Twitter account on Monday, said that as at 9:30 p.m. there were 238 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with five deaths and 35 discharged in the country.