The Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II, shed tears on Thursday as he
decries the alarming rate of inequalities in the country, ChannelsTV
According to him, the inequalities in society have caused so much
hardship with the poor paying the ultimate sacrifice.
The traditional ruler made the submission as he gave an emotional
address at a United Nations meeting to reach Sustainable Development
Goals in Lagos.
He sobbed as narrated an unfortunate situation where a mother could
not save her sick child, despite being close to getting help.
Sanusi told the gathering at the event that on that fateful day, the
woman had walked to the palace from a children’s hospital located just
about 200 metres.
According to him, he heard a very loud scream and asked someone to
check what happened while the person who came back with tears in his
The emir said the baby 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.
“And how much was this? It was less than five dollars,” an emotional
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.”