Governor Denies Identifying Meningitis Outbreak As Divine Punishment Over Sin Of Fornication


The Zamfara State Governor, Dr. Abdulaziz Abubakar Yari, has denied saying that the current outbreak of Type C Meningitis in his state and some other parts of the country is a punishment from God for the sin of fornication committed by the people.

Stating that he was misquoted by the media, Yari said he merely asked Nigerians to move closer to God and plead for his mercy to avert further infectious diseases and other health crisis in the state and Nigeria since God has answers to all challenges.

He spoke through his Special Adviser on Media and Public Enlightenment, Ibrahim Magaji Dosara, in reaction to the public condemnation that trailed his purported comments on the Meningitis outbreak.

The Governor lamented the paucity of appropriate vaccines to confront the outbreak of the disease in his state.

According to Dosara, “The governor said the situation was unfortunate because the state does not have enough vaccines yet for the Type C Meningitis.

“The governor thereafter enjoined all Nigerians to embrace prayers, as God who is aware of the outbreak of the ailment surely has antidote for it.”