- The emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II, has narrated a moving story of how a sick child died in her mother's arms
- Sanusi said that this was because the mother was unable to pay the medical bill of her child which was less than $5
- The monarch said this as he delivered a speech during the United Nation (UN)'s meeting on sustainable development goals in Lagos
Muhammadu Sanusi II, the emir of Kano, on Thursday, October 10, narrated a touching and heart-piercing story of how a sick child in the state died in her mother's arms because she cannot afford treatment of just $5.
Sanusi gave the narration in his address during the United Nation (UN)'s meeting on sustainable development goals in Lagos, Channels TV reports.
He said that while the bereaved mother waited for her turned to be helped with some money for her child, the deceased died in her arms.
Sobbing uncontrollably with tears in his eyes, he said that this is what happens in Nigeria daily; sick children die because their parents cannot pay the bills for their treatment.
The monarch said: “This is what happens every day in this country. Children die because their parents cannot afford five dollars, that a mother will watch her child die because she does not have five dollars.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that the Catholic bishop of Sokoto diocese, Matthew Kukah, had said that Sanusi was under series of attacks following some comments he made.
Kukah revealed this as he spoke during the 25th edition of the Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG) conference on Monday, October 7.
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