The Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II, shed tears on Thursday as he decries the alarming rate of poverty in the country, especially in the Northern part of the nation.
Sanusi made the 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.
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.
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 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.”
The northern part of the nation has been backward in Education, basic amenities and other good things of life enjoyed in other part of the country.