By Sewe Ishola
A professor from the Micheal Okpara University of Agriculture, Abia, Professor Maduike Ezeibe has grabbed headlines, over his claim of having discovered the cure for HIV/AIDS.
The claim was made public by the Vice Chancellor of the university, Prof. Francis Otunta, in Abia. Otunta, who said the finding followed years of scientific research by the institution.
According to him, Ezeibe had presented the drug to the University management, Senate and Council, where he explained the processes he went through to arrive at his finding.
The VC also said that Ezeibe had equally presented the drug to his colleagues in the medical field and nobody had contradicted his finding. “Prof. Ezeibe is a researcher in Veterinary Medicine and one may wonder how he discovered a drug to cure a human ailment,” he said.
Otunta said that the university was in the process of mass producing the drug for further clinical trials on persons living with HIV/AIDS in the country. .
Ezeibe, who is a professor of Veterinary Medicine and Clinical Virology, said that the drug was produced with Aluminum Silicate and Magnesium Silicate (Synthetic Aluminum-Magnesium Silicate).
He said the medicine could be a major foreign exchange earner for Nigeria, if approved by relevant authorities. Ezeibe said that he presented the research findings to the World Virology Conference in Atlanta in 2015, and Antonio (Texas) in 2016. .