Popular Nigerian Islamic cleric, Sheikh Abubakar Gumi, has said that some politicians are worse than the armed bandits as he claimed that more Nigerians have died from economic mismanagement than banditry. ayokinews.com reports
Sheikh Gumi made this known in a post shared on his official facebook page titled, ‘War has never been a solution anywhere, anytime’.
He noted many Nigerians don’t have access to clean and drinkable water thus making them to die of cholera.
Sheikh Gumi wrote,
“Some of the politicians, who I see as urban-bandits, out of their sheer mismanagement of our meager resources and misplacement of priority, cause the death and infirmity of more people than the effect of bandits.
“Of recent, how many Nigerians die of cholera – a water-borne disease – because of lack of simple clean water to drink, or typhoid, malaria and malnutrition?
“A nation with a maternal mortality rate of almost 500,000 per annum because of the lack of adequate maternal health facilities and qualified staff. A country where its highly-priced medical personnel are looking for a window to escape the inferno. Such a country, please!”