Governor asks Nigerians to turn to God and abhor the drinking of alcohol
Recuperating Taraba state Governor, Danbaba Suntai, has urged Nigerians to turn to God and change their evil ways.
Mr. Suntai spoke in Jalingo, the Taraba state capital, about his mental and physical health, more than a year after suffering severe injuries in an air crash.
In a undated video uploaded by news website, Saharareporters, Mr. Suntai appeared frail and in pains as he responded to a reporter’s questions.
He however appeared to have improved relative to his last appearance in the media.
Mr. Suntai however admitted he had not sufficiently recover to resume work as governor.
“I cannot tell you that it is well with me to return to my office simply because I want you too support me, but you know the truth; I am not well at all to return to office as I am now,” the governor said.
Mr. Suntai suffered injury to his brain during the plane crash near Yola airport in Adamawa state on October 25, 2012.
He spent several months abroad where he received treatment before travelling back to Nigeria in August 2013.
Zakari Yusuf Aliyu, professor of Medicine and Public Health, and Chief Medical Director of Taraba State Specialist Hospital Jalingo had said it could take “weeks, months, even years for him to come back to his pre-accident state.”
Read a transcript of the session and watch video below.
Interviewer: Good to see you. How are you sir? I am happy to see you too, we felt the situation is worse than this but thank God, this is very very interesting. I have been told about your development and how you are improving.
Governor Suntai: Yes
Interviewer: The process of your recuperation, hope is it going on fine?
Governor Suntai: It is going on well (Murmuring between Anchor and Suntai)
Interviewer: what will be your message to Nigerians?
Governor Suntai: if they will put all this things aside and attend to God, I think they will solve the problem because this thing God does not like it. But we are doing it when we know that God does not permit us to do it. It is unfortunate that we have decided to listen to the devil in this case. So it is unfortunate that I am involve in this drinking of hot drinks.
Interviewer: Looking at it now are you well or fit to return to your office as the executive governor of Taraba state now.
Governor Suntai: Well I cannot tell you that it is well with me to return to my office simply because I want you too support me, but you know the truth; I am not well at all to return to office as I am now.