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Sunday, 16 April 2017

Meningitis: Zamfara state governor replies Emir of Kano

On April 5th, Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi II took a swipe at the Zamfara state governor, Abdulaziz Yari, over his recent controversial statement that the current meningitis epidemic is as a result of the prevalence of immorality in the country. The Emir of Kano in a post shared on his IG page, said Yari's statement had no basis in Islam. In recent times, the monarch has been canvassing for a change in the thought process of Muslims in Nigeria, particularly towards embracing science and modern day techniques.

In a statement released by his media aide, Yari kicked against the monarch new found stance against the practice of Islam in Nigeria. He says the Emir's reaction to his comment doesn't change the fact that everything must be linked to good whether fair or foul. Read his statement below
For those who consider the emir of Kano Muhammadu Sanusi II to be anything but a first class intellectual, a consummate banker and a bona fide member of Nigeria’s royalty, the last couple of weeks were a dizzying spectacle of mixed messages on integrity, royalty and wisdom.
Within a perimeter of weeks, HRH Muhammadu Sanusi II, whose royal tentacles and social networks traverse the length and breadth of this country, lambasted the nation’s economic framework, the northern elite, sub-national leadership especially the governor of Zamfara State, Abdulaziz Yari Abubakar and the traditional institution of marriage.
All frontiers that we hold so dear
With due respect to our highly revered traditional institutions and royal fathers, as a blue-blooded family member himself, Hon Abdulaziz Yari Abubakar holds the emir in very high esteem. He believes that the emir as a brother and co-occupant of elite positions in Nigeria, he could advice governors and those in positions of authority in several chains of communication that are richly available to him. But he preferred the public platform, for reasons best known to him.
Governor Yari firmly believes that a country that goes to its pastors and Imams who recommend prayer and fasting as the solution to every social misfortune, from matrimonial disagreements, to social and economic complications needs to be wary of the wrath of God in the event of an epidemic of unquantifiable proportion such as Type C meningitis. And as a country that succumbs to the supremacy of Allah, we must continue to link Him with all things, fair or foul.
Those who want to equate science with God, like HRH Muhammadu Sanusi II can denounce Yari’s statement from the rooftops but that will not change Governor Yari’s beliefs in the omniscience, omnipresence and omnipotence of Allah.
By a certain bizarre coincidence too, like a prophesy foretold, Sheikh Mahmood Jaafar had before he was assassinated named Sanusi Lamido Sanusi as one of those whose hypocrisy would bring an epidemic of monumental proportions to this country. The tapes are very much in circulation long after Sheikh Jaafar death,
He had argued in that sermon that “Sanusi Lamido is one of the enemies of Islam who would assume all traits of a good Muslim but deep inside them is a hatred of Islam, and the people far beyond human imagination.” Could this be a prophecy foretold?
However, the emir should be aware that Allah who gives power to whoever He wills at His own time, also takes it away at the most inauspicious time. As elected officials, we are obliged to serve people just as we serve God. Within this precinct Governor Yari has done his best. As representatives of the best of our traditions, our Emirs, chiefs, kings and queens are also obliged to lead by example, show empathy, adjudicate with compassion, display wisdom and embrace the fear of God, in all they do. In this HRH Muhammadu Sanusi II is struggling.
Recently, our erudite emir has been mired in several controversies, which rather than enhance his profile and the integrity of royalty, has put him very much on the spot. And the emir has put up a spirited defence of all the allegations against him. But he was not transparent enough, as he always accused officials, especially governors, to tell the public what he found in the Kano Emirate palace coffers when he ascended the exalted throne. This is the least of his people’s expectations of him. It was the first that our finest royalty would offer.
Sacrifice is another attribute known to our royal fathers. But when an emir pledges to commit his hard earned resources for the face-lifting of the palace where he alone would reside and eventually transfers the burden to his impoverished subjects, there is a breach, or a problem.
Late Sultan Ibrahim Dasuki, of blessed memory, used his money to rebuild the Sultan’s palace in Sokoto to his taste, but until his demise, he never tendered the bill to his subjects for reimbursement.
Over time, we know our traditional fathers for their compassion. When their friends from far and near offer to assist them, they would rather the assistance was given to alleviate the sufferings of their people in cash or kind. But for a traditional ruler who identifies the problems of his people and utters these words: “We are in denial. The north-west and the north-east, demographically, constitute the bulk of Nigeria’s population, but look at human development indices, look at the number of children out of school, look at adult literacy, look at maternal mortality, look at infant mortality, look at girl-child completion rate, look at income per capita… The north-east and the north-west Nigeria are among the poorest parts of the world,” and yet when his friends offered help, he asks for a Rolls Royce.
There is more than a fundamental problem. There is a big disconnect. Like Governor Yari has always said, his respect for our creator will never waver. He will also rue joining issues with royalty, in Nigeria or anywhere in the world. He maintains that his reverence of the institution that HRH Muhammadu Sanusi II represents is also unshaken. Hon Abdulaziz Yari Abubakar is only asking HRH to either practice what he preaches or forever keep his peace, because in a situation where epidemics are taking our children, maternal mortality, uneducated youth, social vices and incompetent leaders are the national scourge, to borrow the words of the emir, and all he wants to do is ride a Rolls Royce in the face of palpable poverty, he shouldn’t engage in throwing accusations at others.
Kano kingdom is an important kingdom amongst the kingdoms in Africa. It is also an important and strategic institution in the history of Nigeria. The occupants of the seat before HRH Muhammadu Sanusi II played a significant and dignified role in making Nigeria what it is today. They respected themselves. HRH should emulate his predecessors and not play to the gallery in a manner that ridicules his own heritage.

24 comments:

Lordvickson Ekun said...

Part 2. We're waiting for part 3. Hypocrites. Almighty God will soon judge all of you.

BONARIO NNAGS said...

What a wawuu! So instead of attacking the issue the Emir raised, they resorted to adhominem.
I feel for the people of Zamfara state, they are in a very deep shit. So the Governor still insists the recent meningitis was as a result of sin, same state Yerima introduced Sharia law, while he was looting his State treasury. Now I see why the north is so backward, their leaders have conspicuously succeeded in deceiving the people with religion, living them perpetually ignorant, while they loot what belongs to them. It's quite a pity, I wish to Commend the Emir for speaking the bitter truth, I pray the truth triumphs at last.



. ~BONARIO~says so via NOKIA LUMIA

Oskirin said...

Look at ds were gov.who is d enemy of Islam u or sanusi? D problem is all of u refused to admit ur complacency in d north.tank God we Av sanusi dt is speaking out..u shd all b ashamed of urcef.
Sanusi pls keep d salvo on...we d Muslims dt knws is behind u.

Nnenne George said...

Biko this people should clear for road make i waka pass..

RareSpecie Z said...

Mumu Man.
This Governor is petty.
The fool had to drag others (Northern Elites, Government, Religious and Traditional Institutions etc) into his dumb talk to build up a heavy artillery against HRH Sanusi M Sanusi. Symptomic of Cowardice.

Not a fan of either idiots bt the naked fact still remains that Emir Sanusi spoke nothing but the glaring truth which was propelled by a Torpedic desire to see the North progressing and its people prospering far away from the malaise that has plagued the region for decades n rendered the people hopeless.

Assholes like this pathetic Governor is the main reason why the region is still backward educationally, industrially, progressively, spiritually, physically and the inferno of poverty consuming the polity in that region. Emir Sanusi should not relent in speaking the truth no matter whose ox is/are gored and he should be Brave in the face of all the aggressive armadas that will be thrown at him by these rotten fellow/so called elites. Pray they die a painful death.

Enny Ola said...

Ouch!

Linda Ikeji's Heir said...

These fools are stupid. Have the effontery to pen down this nonsense? 2017 Idiots Zamfara fools

Anonymous said...

this post makes no sense.

dee boi said...

Their business... dee

Anonymous said...

HRH Sanusi spoke the truth if you want to continue living in the dark ages continue.The governor spoke like an illiterate and instead of him to apologize he pens this garbage.

FredLaw said...

Reason and science trumps blind religion EVERYTIME

judith umeh said...

From the causes meningitis to roll Royce....nonsense

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Anonymous said...

This Yari is a big idiot. Truth is, it's him his people will listen to and not the Emir who is trying to educate and help them. Poverty is really a disease.

ugwuanyi chinedu said...

Ghen Ghen!!! The Yari's sin of meningitis vs the Sanusi's Rolls Royce part III

Ugolee said...

Look at ds were gov.who is d enemy of Islam u or sanusi? D problem is all of u refused to admit [Get a bigger penis here] ur complacency in d north.tank God we Av sanusi dt is speaking out..u shd all b ashamed of urcef.

Anonymous said...

The truth is bitter hence Yari's reaction. He is also trying to stir up the polity(North) against HRH Sanusi but God will not allow him in his evil deeds. Enough of the deceit,the time has come for us Northerners to rise up against those idiots. Saudi Arabia and their likes practice the same Sharia law and it evidence that theirs is with a sincerity of purpose but ours is a way of keeping us in totally darkness. Long live your reign your majesty.

Anonymous said...

i supposed zamfara state should be in the forefront of the holy states of islam in Nigeria going by the fact that the state was the very first to introduce the sharia laws as a state code in Nigeria. where then is the Anger of Allah is coming from in matters of menegitis? the governor of zamfara should burry his head in shame. he should fix the issues plaguing the people under his watch. the governor should leave HRH Sanusi out and face his issues head-on. if the out break of menegitis is a purnishment from God, then the governor must have brought this purnishment upon his people, because, if God wants to purnish a ruler He afflits his people. the governor must have brought this woe upon the people, if spiritual view should be the focus in this matters.In anycase the governor is oblige to fix this issue and should stop dragging other issues into it.

Anonymous said...

i supposed zamfara state should be in the forefront of the holy states of islam in Nigeria going by the fact that the state was the very first to introduce the sharia laws as a state code in Nigeria. where then is the Anger of Allah is coming from in matters of menegitis? the governor of zamfara should burry his head in shame. he should fix the issues plaguing the people under his watch. the governor should leave HRH Sanusi out and face his issues head-on. if the out break of menegitis is a purnishment from God, then the governor must have brought this purnishment upon his people, because, if God wants to purnish a ruler He afflits his people. the governor must have brought this woe upon the people, if spiritual view should be the focus in this matters.In anycase the governor is oblige to fix this issue and should stop dragging other issues into it.

CHERYL (aka FROM GLORY to GLORY) said...

I love sanusi! The next thing you will hear is that they want to dethrone him or assassinate him ...


Long live LIB

Anonymous said...

Stupidity and retardation on full display from Yari's camp. Did God say stealing money meant for the poor will be punished with "meningitis" attacking the poor? This certifies my belief that we have demons (jiin) as elected officials in Nigeria.

RareSpecie Z said...

Word!!
Word Word!!

Anonymous said...

These are the selfish fools that are holding the north back with their backward ideology. It is truly sad that these are the sort we have as leaders. We really need to do better.

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