A meningitis outbreak in Nigeria has already killed hundreds of people, with the number still going up. While vaccines have been delivered to many affected parts of the country, there are some basic things the government could do to help people. Like informing them that they shouldn’t share food, utensils, or drinks, and telling them to cover their mouths when coughing.
But there’s no need to inform Governor Abdulaziz Yari, the leader of Zamfara State in the northwestern part of the country, because he’s already came up with a solution.
Yari is certain that bacteria and viruses have nothing to do with the outbreak. If people would just stop sinning, this problem would be solved.
“People have turned away from God… that is just the cause of this outbreak as far as I am concerned,” Governor Yari said.
“There is no way fornication will be so rampant and God will not send a disease that cannot be cured.”
“The most important thing is for our people to know that their relationship with God is not smooth,” he said.
“All they need to do is repent and everything will be all right.”
They can repent all they want, but if they’re not washing their hands properly,
talking to God won’t do a damn thing.
Yari’s religious pride and scientific ignorance are going to make an already complicated problem worse.
Good thing we don’t live in a country where that sort of thing could happen.
(Screenshot via YouTube. Thanks to Leon for the link)