By Godson Ikiebey-

The Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II, shed tears on Thursday, October 10, 2019 as he decries the alarming rate of inequalities in the country.

He said that the inequalities in society have caused so much hardship with the poor paying the ultimate sacrifice.

The Emir said this as he gave an emotional address at a United Nations meeting on achieving the Sustainable Development Goals in Lagos.

He sobbed as he narrated an unfortunate situation where a mother could not save her sick child, despite being close to getting help.

He 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 eyes.

He 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. In an emotional state, he 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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