Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, on Wednesday debunked rumours that the Federal Government has increased tariffs on antimalarial and antibacterial drugs.
In a series of tweets, the minister said he discussed the matter with the Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun, who said the Buhari administration had not taken such a step.
“I discussed with Finance Minister, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, on the issue of ‘tariff hike’ on antimalarial & antibacterial drugs at FEC today.
She said that there is nothing like that and Mr. President @MBuhari 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 (of Nigeria),” he stated.
There were rumours some days ago that the tariffs on drugs had been raised under the new Economic Community of West Africa (ECOWAS) Common External Tariff (CET) regime which administers import and export tariffs within the West African sub-region in the movement of goods.