- Governor Abdulaziz Yari of Zamfara state insists the meningitis outbreak ravaging parts of the country is God’s punishment for peoples’ sins
- Yari says he will prove to the Emir of Kano, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, from the Quran and content of the Hadith where he got his facts from
- The governor states that this meningitis outbreak ravaging the country is of type B and type C which has limited vaccines
Governor Abdulaziz Yari of Zamfara state has responded to the comments made by the Emir of Kano, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, over the meningitis outbreak, insisting that the outbreak of the disease indeed has a spiritual undertone.
NAIJ.com recalls that the Emir of Kano, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, had faulted statement credited to Yari that the meningitis outbreak was God’s punishment for peoples’ sins.
The Emir, speaking at KADINVEST 2.0, an event organised by the Kaduna sate government to encourage investments on Wednesday, April 5, said the explanation by the governor about the meningitis outbreak was Islamically incorrect to make.
However, the Zamfara state governor has stuck to his position, adding that he is ready show the Emir from the Quran and content of the Hadith where he got his fact from, Channels TV reports.
He said:" I stand by my words that if people do not change, God will not change for them. Therefore, I will answer the Emir perfectly and give him the Quran content of the Hadith where I belong to and where I have my fact.
“For instance, I made mention that in the past we have Type A, which vaccines have been brought and they have vaccinated over four million doses in 2011.
“We are now having Type B and Type C which they don’t even know. At the Centre for Disease Control in Chicago where we get our vaccines from, they only have five million."
Watch Yari's statement below:
Meanwhile, the House of Representatives has resolved to investigate federal government’s handling of the recent outbreak of meningitis in parts of the country as the death toll from the disease across several states increased to 336.
The House has therefore mandated its committee on healthcare services to invite the minister of health, Prof Isaac Adewole, to brief it on the ministry’s efforts in combating the scourge.
NAIJ.com learnt that the lower chamber also instructed the committee to ensure there was no scarcity of the vaccine to treat patients and report back to the house within two weeks, the News Agency of Nigeria
In this NAIj.com video below, Emir of Kano, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, expresses concern over the leadership of the country.