Minister of health, Isaac Adewole.
Minister of health, Prof. Isaac Adewole.

By Concise News correspondents

The federal government has debunked news making rounds that it had hiked the tarriff on imported antimalarial and antibacterial drugs, Concise News can authoritatively report.

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The minister of health made this known on Wednesday when he took to social media to correct the misinformation.

Unconfirmed reports had emerged on Wednesday alleging that the FG has slammed a 70% hike on antimalarial and antibacterial drugs.

Different reactions have been trailing the report with the Special Adviser to Ekiti State government, Lere Olayinka, stating on social media that the APC-led government of Buhari is out to kill as many Nigerians as possible with scarcity of drugs, fulani herdsmen and boko haram.

Minister of health reacts

But in a swift reaction, the minister of health,  Prof. Isaac Adewole, has debunked the news as a rumour without substance.

“I discussed with Finance Minister, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun on the issue of ‘tariff hike’ on antimalarial & antibacterial drugs at FEC today,” said the health minister.

“She said that there is nothing like that and that President Muhammadu Buhari has not approved any new tariff whatsoever.

“I appreciate Nigerians for their feedback and concern. We should also hold conveyors of fake news to account. God bless the Federal Republic,” he added.