UPDATED: Sultan holds emergency meeting with 19 Northern governors over Meningitis (photo)

UPDATED: Sultan holds emergency meeting with 19 Northern governors over Meningitis (photo)

- The Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar III will meet Norther governors today April 11

- He had summoned all 19 governors in the zone to deliberate on way out to Meningitis

- Meningitis had reportedly killed about 500 people in the last few weeks

The Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar III, is currently meeting all the 19 northern governors to a meeting following the outbreak of meningitis in northern Nigeria.

NAIJ.com had reported that the Sultan had summoned the governors in a statement issued on Monday April 10 by the Kaduna government to seek alternative ways of importing vaccines to combat the infection.

READ ALSO: Meningitis: Zamfara state governor laments as patients pay for treatment and sleep on the ground

NAIJ.com also gathered that Governor Abdulaziz Yari of Zamfara state had expressed disappointment over the plight of patients as he paid unscheduled visits to no fewer than 500 victims currently receiving treatment at various hospitals in the state.

UPDATED: Sultan holds emergency meeting with 19 Northern governors over Meningitis (photos)

The minister of Health, Prof Isaac Adewole and northern governors during their meeting with Sultan of Sokoto, Sa'ad Abubakar III

It was also gathered that as the meningitis scourge continue to claim more victims in Zamfara, many patients are left to cater for themselves despite government spending to contain the epidemic in the state.

Yari paid unscheduled visits to no fewer than 500 victims of meningitis currently receiving treatment at various hospitals in the state.

The governor particularly noted with dissatisfaction that the environment of the camps were unkempt as the patients were lying on bare sand, while drips being administered were hung on sticks.

The governor was accompanied on the visits by members of the state’s Meningitis Control Committee headed by the Secretary to the State Government, Prof. Abdullahi Shinkafi, and other top government officials.

READ ALSO: Governor Yari retraces steps on meningitis outbreak, promises to fix broken health system (photos)

He directed the five-member Meningitis Control Committee under the chairmanship of the Secretary to the State Government, Shinkafi, to explain the situation.

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Source: Naija.ng

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