Sanusi begs Nigerian doctors in South Africa to return

Emir Muhammadu Sanusi Lamido Sanusi

Former Emir of Kano Sanusi Lamido has told Nigerian doctors in South Africa to return home and join in fixing the country.

The ex-monarch spoke with the doctors over the weekend in Johannesburg. He also commended them for representing Nigeria well in their host country South Africa.

“We all have a duty to see what we can do. This country needs us now more than ever before. When we have a challenge, when we have a crisis, it is not the time to run away,” he said.

“When your house is on fire, you don’t run away. You look for the fire brigade to come and kill the fire and we are the fire brigade. We need to go back and fix our country.

“We need to get our country to that level where people and doctors are coming to work in Nigeria, where academics are coming to teach in Nigerian universities, not looking out to other parts of the world.”

Sanusi admitted that there is a lot of work to be done on Nigeria’s economy, politics, and governance among others.

He charged all Nigerians to join hands in building a better country, adding that no one will fix the country for them.

Also speaking, Nigeria’s High Commissioner to South Africa, Ambassador Muhammad Manta, assured Sanusi of the efforts of Nigerian doctors in South Africa to contribute back home.