The Emir of Kano, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, has again blamed the Zamfara State Governor, Abdul’aziz Yari, for the spread of meningitis.
Writing on his official Instagram page on Tuesday, April 11, Sanusi said that the leaders in northern Nigeria are using their knowledge to impoverish the people of the region.
He pointed that when many other Muslim countries like the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia and Indonesia are competing with other developed western countries, leaders in the north are racing backwards.
The monarch said Yari’s statement that the meningitis outbreak is a punishment from God for the sin of fornication is an example of the ignorance rooted among the leaders in that region.
He stated: “Muslim countries are holding their own in the modern world, proving that Islam is not a religion of underdevelopment. However, the likes of Zamfara State Governor Yari only strengthen this prejudice.
“Abdulaziz Yari quite ludicrously said the deadly meningitis, rampaging his state, is divine punishment for fornication. He didn’t say how this was revealed to him because Zamfara certainly doesn’t have the highest number of fornicators in the nation.
“His preposterous statement fails to take into account the fact that meningitis isn’t a sexually transmitted ailment.
“The truth about the matter is that despite being warned of an impending outbreak, his government took no steps to prepare. Now he blames God! We are stuck with political leaders who only pretend to be godly because sycophants always refer to people in high political office as a ‘God-sent’.
“Paradoxically, despite being ruled by all these ‘God-sents’, we have spectacularly failed to progress as a nation. It’s no secret that many of our political leaders are inept and not well-educated. Nigerians have learnt from experience not to expect much from them.”
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