The Mayo Clinic says the causes of meningitis include; Viral infections as the most common cause of meningitis, followed by bacterial infections and, rarely, fungal infections.
This however is not the cause of Meningitis in Nigeria, as a Zamfara state governor whom we suspect moonlights as either a spokesperson of the almighty or professor of medicine has come out to say fornication was the main reason God was punishing Nigeria with meningitis.
Meningitis, God’s punishment for fornication!
Governor Alhaji Abdulaziz Yari of Zamfara state went on to say that God decided to send Type C of the disease which has no vaccine as punishment for Nigerians’ nefarious activities.
He said, “What we used to know as far as meningitis is concerned is the Type A virus.
“The World Health Organisation has carried out vaccinations against this Type A virus, not just in Zamfara, but in many other states.
“However, because people refused to stop their nefarious activities, God now decided to send Type C virus, which has no vaccination.
“People have turned away from God and he has promised that ‘if you do anyhow, you see anyhow.’ That is just the cause of this outbreak, as far as I am concerned.
“There is no way fornication will be so rampant and God will not send a disease that cannot be cured.”
Meningitis, God’s punishment for fornication, means that as we know the problem, we can then identify a solution. What other solution than going back to God?
The governor expressed the belief that the epidemic will end once Nigerians decide to repent from their sinful way of life.
Repent and be free from meningitis, Nigerians. Mayo Clinic, please exclude Nigeria from your causes of meningtis too. We’re special like that, yup!
Thankfully though, those who have it already are being treated he said.
“Our focus as a state now is to continue treating those who are infected with the disease, but as for vaccination, it has an international dimension.
“We have information that Nigeria will get the highest percentage of the five million doses available now.
“Apart from WHO, other international bodies such as the Bill Gates foundation and UNICEF are also currently focusing on how to tackle the outbreak,” he said.