“I defeated Coronavirus with Blackseed Oil, Vitamin C, Honey”, Seyi Makinde opens up
Oyo State governor, Seyi Makinde, has revealed that he won a fierce battle against the pandemic Coronavirus by consuming several medicinal supplements including honey, Vitamin C and Blackseed Oil.
EyewitnessMedia gathered that the Governor made the disclosure during a telephone interview on Monday where he gave account of his time in isolation and how he was able to test negative after earlier testing positive, maintaining that he remained asymptomatic and only put in efforts to boost his immunity and used his time in isolation to regularly exercise on the treadmill.
“My very good friend and brother, Dr Muyideen Olatunji is the one in charge of the Primary Healthcare for Oyo State. He came to me and said, look, I am going to send to you this blackseed oil, it boosts immunity. So I mixed it with honey and took one teaspoon in the morning and one in the evening.
“So, there are local solutions to boost immunity. Our people should not fret. Just as I have been able to get the virus out of my system, so will it be for majority of our people,” Makinde said.
According to Makinde, his days in isolation also offered him a time to rethink his programmes and policies for the state as well as how to handle the socioeconomic effects of COVID-19 on the state.
“I have lost a little bit of weight which I think is good. When you are in isolation, the tendency is just to watch television and eat, I was eating amala. But I was also using the treadmill. It has also been a period to reflect and look at the programmes, policies and the things we want to do for the people of Oyo state and also reflect on how the COVID-19 is going to affect us socially and economically,” Makinde added.
He consequently urged all residents of the state not to fret, saying that local solutions existed to boost immunity and overcome the virus, promising the commitment of his administration to ensuring that no citizen of the state dies from contracting the virus.
Speaking further, he emphasised that he would not declare a total lockdown until the state government had all the needed palliatives and had the data to ensure that the right persons get the palliatives.
“We have been very deliberate in not directing a total lockdown until palliatives are in place. A major challenge for us is the fact that we need to cut out the middlemen, and we also have to ensure that those who actually need the palliatives are those who get the palliatives,” Makinde added.