The Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II, on Thursday wept whiel addressing the United Nations meeting on Sustainable Development Goals in Lagos.
The embattled Emir of Kano wept while lamenting the economic challenges facing Nigerians.
Narrating how a mother could not save her sick child despite being close to getting help, Emir Sanusi said the woman had walked to the palace from a children’s hospital located just about 200 metres.
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.
“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,” Channels TV quoted him as saying.