Emir Sanusi cries as he narrates how a sick child died in his mother’s arms over $5 (N1,800)


The Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II got quite emotional during his speech at the United Nations meeting to reach Sustainable Development Goals in Lagos.


The Kano monarch lamented over the inequality witnessed across the country as he recounted how a sick child died in his mother’s arms at his palace.


According to Emir Sanusi, the mother of the sick child walked into his palace which is just 200m from a children’s hospital in the community to ask for support. However while waiting for her turn to ask for money to buy a drug which costs less than $5 for her baby, she lost him.


“And how much was this? It was less than five dollars,” an emotional Sanusi said.

He added, “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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