God sent meningitis to punish Nigerians for their sins-Zamfara Gov

Ebun Francis || The Executive governor of Zamfara state, Abdulaziz Yari on Tuesday said that God allowed the outbreak of “stereotype C” meningitis is in the Country to punish Nigerians for their sins.

Yari, the Governor of the state worst affected by the epidemic made the disclosure after a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the presidential villa in Abuja.

According to the Governor, “The most important thing is for our people to know that their relationship with God is not smooth. All they need to do is repent and everything will be all right,”

“What we used to know as far as meningitis is concerned is the type A virus. The World Health Organisation, WHO, has carried out vaccinations against this type A virus not just in Zamfara, but many other states.

“However, because people refused to stop their nefarious activities, God now decided to send Type C virus, which has no vaccination.

“People have turned away from God and he has promised that ‘if you do anyhow, you see anyhow’ that is just the cause of this outbreak as far as I am concerned.

“There is no way fornication will be so rampant and God will not send a disease that cannot be cured.”

Yari who had been accused by the Zamfara chapter of the Nigeria Medical Association (NMA) of not doing enough to forestall the outbreak of the disease, denied any wrongdoing, insisting that his government tried its best to combat the outbreak.

He said, “After the meeting, we came out with a strategy to be adopted and the money required to deal with the outbreak and a lot of work is going on.”

“Our Focus as a state now is to continue treating those who are infected with the disease, but as for vaccination, it has an international dimension.

“We have information that Nigeria will get the highest percentage of the five million doses available now. Apart from WHO, other International bodies such as the Bill Gates foundation and UNICEF are also currently focusing on how to tackle the outbreak.”