The Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II, cried on Thursday as he spoke concerming the alarming rate of inequalities in the country.
Sanusi who stated that inequalities in society have caused so much hardship with the poor paying the ultimate sacrifice spoke at a United Nations meeting to reach Sustainable Development Goals in Lagos.
The outspoken traditional ruler and former governor of Nigeria’s apex bank told the gathering about a mother who watched her sick child die, despite being close to getting help.
According to him, on that fateful day, the woman had walked to the palace from a children’s hospital located just about 200 metres.
Shortly after, he heard a very loud scream and asked someone to check what happened while the person who came back with tears in his eyes.
The baby, Sanusi said, died in the mother’s arms while she was waiting for her turn to ask for money to buy the drug to save her child.
Sheding tears, Sanusi said, “And how much was this? It was less than five dollars.”
“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.”
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