“Mass illiteracy and ignorance in Kano aggravates COVID-19 – Shehu Sani

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Former Kaduna lawmaker, Shehu Sani has attributed the increased number of Covid-19 cases in Kano State to mass illiteracy and ignorance.
In a statement on Saturday, Sani accused the political and religious leaders in the state of fuelling the health crisis by undermining medical realities.

“The situation in Kano is an avoidable creeping tragedy. In times of health emergencies, religious leaders in Kano have a history of promoting dangerous myths, hazardous superstitions and fictional narratives,” he said.

“The political leadership in Kano is tragically bending towards the lunacy of the mythical, anti science religious clerics thereby setting the mass of the populace in the harms way.

“From Polio to Coronavirus, the north and particularly Kano has historically become a breeding ground and a harbinger of infectious and contagious diseases as a direct result of the misrepresentation of religion to undermine medical realities or the concoction and dissemination of bogus conspiracy theories and conjectures.

“Mass illiteracy and ignorance in Kano fertilizes, catalyzes and aggravates the COVID-19 situation in the state.

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