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Meningitis Governor Yari disagrees with Sanusi, says disease has a spiritual connection

The Emir of Kano had earlier debunked Governor Yari’s claims, saying it is not Islamically correct.

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Alhaji Abdulaziz Yari, Zamfara state Governor play

Alhaji Abdulaziz Yari, Zamfara state Governor


Governor Abdulaziz Yari of Zamfara has disagreed with the Emir of Kano, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi over the cause of the outbreak of meningitis.

Yari had earlier blamed the outbreak of type C Cerebrospinal Meningitis on the sinful activities of Nigerians.

He said God had always sent strange illnesses which had no cure to torment the people for turning their back on Him.

The Emir of Kano however debunked Yari’s claims, saying it is not Islamically correct.

The monarch also said  “Some of the examples are horrendous. I’m sorry about a current issue yesterday. 200 people died of meningitis in a state, the governor was asked and he said it is God’s curse on us for the sin of fornication, which apparently does not happen in America, which is why they don’t have meningitis.”

Reacting to the Emir’s statement, Yari said the disease has a spiritual connection.

According to Vanguard, the Governor also 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.”

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Meanwhile, the Zamfara state chapter of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) has called on the state government to change its strategies in fighting Cerebrospinal Meningitis (CSM) outbreak to succeed in arresting the disease.

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