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This post was written by one of our readers who would prefer to remain anonymous. She writes from the depth of her heart.

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On Friday, the 11th of May 2012, Nabil complained of a headache. His best friend and business partner took him to one of the renowned private hospitals on Lagos Island and that day, he slipped into a coma.  After a series of tests were conducted, they discovered he had a bleed in his brain. For some reason, there was no qualified neurosurgeon available and they were unable to find one within the time frame and it became imperative that he had to be taken out of the country.

My friend Nabil Hanga passed on the following day shortly after their departure from Lagos.  As I type this I’m still reeling from the shock of the sudden loss.  My friend died and it was because our health care system in Nigeria ranges from crumbling to non-existent.  Friends and family rallied round and raised over a $100,000 to try and get him out of here as fast as possible but it was to no avail.

My friend, my kind sweet friend is not here anymore because there was no qualified doctor to help him. He was 26 years old. He was a mathematical genius with a beautiful mind and a loving heart.

He believed Nigeria was the future and therefore wanted to invest in his country. He won’t get the chance, because he’s gone. But you and I are still here. We need to do something about the lackadaisical attitude towards the fabric of our society that is falling apart over our heads. We are losing our future because we are not willing to invest in our today. We go overseas for everything education, healthcare and even our furnishing and forget about our dire circumstances.

I cannot do much, I am not a politician or a millionaire but all I have is my voice and my words and I believe we can all raise our voices to speak against the system that allows this kind of meaningless deaths.  A system where a very minimal percentage of the populace is able to afford good health care which is not even available within the shores of this country is not sustainable.

Change does not come overnight or through one article but it has to start somewhere.

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Nabil had an impact on so many people and his untimely passing is inspiring people to act to improve our healthcare system. Here is another submission by a friend of his.

It is painful because if it wasn’t for human error/inefficiency Nabil might still be here. They say it is always the best of us that go first. Nabil was simply a genius, focused, kind and didn’t care too much for the materialistic lifestyle a lot of us are obsessed about. He was simple and always talked with this calm gentle tone even though we all know he could argue. He did not harm his body with alcohol or drugs or cigarettes. He was innovative – it was obvious he was really going to contribute something great to Nigeria YET God decided that he will leave this earth before us. Money was no object so save Nabil’s life, private jets and hundreds of thousands of dollars were at his disposal in a couple of hours, but money cannot guarantee life. Who are we to know better than God but what we can do is to get the message from this sad event. It is time to stop living in ignorance and it is time to grow up. We all need to stop harming our bodies because it is fragile and our biggest treasure. We need to stop focusing on things that really do not matter because even if you lived the pure life that Nabil did, tomorrow might be the day you face God. This is also how we can remember Nabil’s life and he will not die in vain.

147 Comments

  1. lola

    May 14, 2012 at 4:01 pm

    Wow

  2. saphya

    May 14, 2012 at 4:02 pm

    sad….

  3. winnie

    May 14, 2012 at 4:09 pm

    i undastand exactly ur pain! i lost a sweet kind friend last year too. he had an internal bleed n was unconcious for survival length of time but gave up cos the hospital were taking their time to attend to an emergency….i have a dream that someday i will be in the corridors of power and instead of steal and stash away billions of tax payers money, i will make sure the health system in nigeria is provided with up-to-date medics and attract well paid qualified n trained medical personnel.

    • molarah

      May 15, 2012 at 9:15 pm

      That’s the spirit! How I long to hear my fellow Nigerian youths say the same thing about when they get into power. I lost a classmate few weeks ago due to similar circumstances. The change will come even if there are only a few of us ready for it. Nigeria will survive.

  4. Dzeani

    May 14, 2012 at 4:10 pm

    So sorry about your friend, it is pretty sad how bad the health system in this country. My thoughts are with you.

  5. Ayo

    May 14, 2012 at 4:16 pm

    May his soul rest in perfect peace

  6. queebeecee

    May 14, 2012 at 4:18 pm

    Qualified neurosurgeons are still very few in Nigeria.It takes years to qualify as one and when they eventually do,they remain abroad where they feel they can use their skills better and be appreciated.The leaders are not interested in the health care sector and until they do there is nothing anyone can do about our problems..I have spent six years in school already just to have my first degree and will spend more to qualify as a neurosurgeon..there is no way that i will work where i cant be paid a decent salary or be respected and given the opportunity to use the skills i have acquired all these years..Yes medicine is a service to humanity but i have to eat and pay my bills to be alive to render the service.. Until the leaders understand this,both the doctors and patients will keep running abroad..RIP Nabil

  7. busarni

    May 14, 2012 at 4:19 pm

    so sad n touching, take heart dear. To think that we actually have leaders. Honestly i have lost hope in project naija,we keep recycling same old ppl,no creative thinkin ,no nationalistic passion. One day the poor will have notin to eat but the rich heartless leaders. Nonsense,,,,,,God will surely judge who ever had the opportunity to changing lives when they were/are in a leadership position and did not do so. Hopeless fooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooools,taking their families abroad for medical treatment jus bcos they can afford it. What happens to us? that live on less dan a dollar a day. Bella yu had beta post this ooh,na so e de me fo mind…..

  8. madman

    May 14, 2012 at 4:22 pm

    Even Fashola flew his father out of the country for treatment, why should any politician care about the common man? they have no reason to. Nigeria has no civil society and most people will NEVER, EVER demand change unless the problem hits close to home.

  9. lizzie

    May 14, 2012 at 4:27 pm

    Not fair… This doesn’t have to keep happening.

  10. Zainab Garba

    May 14, 2012 at 4:33 pm

    sooo sad,may God help us all.

  11. naija people

    May 14, 2012 at 4:34 pm

    my aunt died weeks back due to lack of oxygen in FOUR DIFFERENT HOSPITALS ON THE SO CALLED HIGH AND MIGHTY ISLAND.We went hopping from one hospital to the other to no avail as none of them had NO OXYGEN WHATSOEVER!Even ST frances with their many oyinbo doctors.IMAGINE THAT LACK OF BASIC OXYGEN!!!IF THEY CANT HAVE BASIC STUFF LIKE OXYGEN ,HOW CAN THERE BE AN AVAILABLE NEURO SURGEON.SORRY FOR THE TYPOS.IM TYPING IN A HURRY

  12. Woman

    May 14, 2012 at 4:47 pm

    All you politicians looting the money and not developing Nigeria GOD IS WATCHING YOU on plasma and your reward is coming very soon. Bible says surely we shall see the reward of the WICKED you will not escape it!

  13. obi

    May 14, 2012 at 4:48 pm

    so sorry about your loss. may God comfort you as we continue to pray and hope that we will not find ourselves in this kind of terrible situation. what a loss, what a pity!

  14. remi

    May 14, 2012 at 4:52 pm

    RIP to your friend.

  15. kem

    May 14, 2012 at 4:58 pm

    honestly i dont envy peeps i see on sick bed in the hospital, pathetic sight, i managed to be in one and all i could do was give thanks to God and appreciate my being healthy, the way the nurse treated me that day, OMG, i pitied those hospitalized, Health is indeed much better, so sorry about ur lost and may the good lord comfort you…..

  16. Gidi

    May 14, 2012 at 5:03 pm

    My thoughts are with you and his family.
    Just got news of a schoolmate who passed away in the UK after being in and out of hospital in the last few years. My thoughts and prayers are also with his family. He was a jolly good lad and was fun on a night out.
    To my schoolmate and your friend,my prayers are with their family in these difficult times. No parent deserves to bury his/her own.

  17. Le Sigh

    May 14, 2012 at 5:14 pm

    This is heartbreaking

  18. debbie egwuogu

    May 14, 2012 at 5:35 pm

    Very sad indeed… Na God hand we dey.

  19. Berry Choco-Latte

    May 14, 2012 at 5:37 pm

    I’m rapidly getting frustrated in this country 🙁

    May he RIP

  20. JOANNA!

    May 14, 2012 at 5:40 pm

    May I not be remembered only by the sentence “jolly good lad and fun on a night out”.

    I’m really sorry for your loss dear, but while not trying to be insensitive, this just reiterates the need for us to live like we will die tomorrow, at 26, your friend already had a business (since you mentioned business partner), I guess he was doing well for himself. What will we leave behind if we die tomorrow? And more importantly WHERE ARE WE HEADED? We don’t all believe in heaven and hell, but humor me a little, what if heaven & hell exists? #foodforthought. Let’s just do the needful in our personal lives.

    I’m saying this as musch to myself as I am saying it to everyone else.

    WHAT IF YOU’RE DEAD TOMORROW?

    • Gidi

      May 14, 2012 at 7:26 pm

      The lad was not a close friend just a school mate who i barely hung out with on a few occasions. You want me to wax lyrical and poetic as is the norm in our society? Speaking volumes about a guy i knew little about? His family obviously remember him for much more and so will his close circle of friends. Now, how does that diminish my loss? You are acting all righteous without knowing if the night outs were at a crusade ground or all night prayer meetings.

  21. BIH

    May 14, 2012 at 5:41 pm

    ITS NOT ONLY IN NIGERIA ITS AFRICA ON A WHOLE. IN CAMEROON I THINK ITS PROLLY WORST THAN NIGERIA. LAST WEEK I WAS IN A HOSPITAL AND THE DOCTOR INSULTED ME TELLING ME HOW I AM THE CAUSE OF MY PROBLEM. I LEFT HER OFFICE IN TEARS. DO U TREAT A PATIENT BY DEMORALISING THE PATIENT OR ENCOURAGING THE PERSON ON HOW TO FACE HIS OR HER SITUATION. I HAVE BEEN TO HOSPITALS FROM YANKEE TO JAND AND I HAVE NEVER GOTTEN THE INSULT I GOT LAST WEEK. MEHN U CAN’T BLAME THOSE WHO DECIDE TO STAY ABROAD, THEY DON’T WANNA HAVE TO GO THRU THE SHIT WE GO THRU IN AFRICA.

  22. Tope

    May 14, 2012 at 5:53 pm

    RIP Nabil…know that you are loved and will be greatly missed 🙁

  23. christy

    May 14, 2012 at 6:15 pm

    Such a pathetic story!if you are in Abuja I will recommend,international super specialist hospital,karu Abuja.it a reputable hospital,owned by indian,they specialised in all these cases.meanwhile we can not always sit down and always groan,that the government is doing nothing,in as much as I agreed in all that has been said,let us take a more proactive steps toward our health,by having regular check up,no matter how mild it might seem,sum illness is as a result of accumulated negligence,the whit man despite having all the available hospital,still don’t take their health for granted.Am a victim,until I get seriously ill,I don’t visit hospital,so to so many others as well.we will continue to curse the govt,they don’t really care,if only you imagin how they behave,wit their histeric laugh over cup of coffee/tea

  24. ...............

    May 14, 2012 at 6:31 pm

    I’m glad to read this article of my brother, and my mother is still sad over the fact that nabil is gone !!! R.I.P bro!!!!

    • yetunde

      May 15, 2012 at 3:04 pm

      so sorry may God grant you and your family fortitude to bear the loss. it is well

    • yetunde

      May 15, 2012 at 3:08 pm

      so sorry may God grant you and your family fortitude to bear the loss. it is well, saw your brother last week Tuesday in my office, he came for a meeting with my colleagues and he looked fine. life is too short

  25. omoefe solomon

    May 14, 2012 at 6:34 pm

    RIP pal

  26. Tasnim

    May 14, 2012 at 6:49 pm

    R.I.P Nabil you will always and forever be in our hearts and prayers. We all love and miss you. Allah yi maka gafara.Ameen.

  27. Miss you

    May 14, 2012 at 7:01 pm

    RIP Nabil. Forever in my heart. So glad to have had you in my life xxx

  28. Danny

    May 14, 2012 at 7:11 pm

    Nabil, u were my friend and a biker brother. Its so hard 2 phantom dat I won’t be riding with d “Ghost Ryder” anymore. Mere words can’t express how I feel but till we pop wheelies on the streets of Heaven, show em how we ride. RIP Bro. Stalwart Motorcycle Club will never forget u.

  29. Tinu

    May 14, 2012 at 7:44 pm

    RIP Nabil such a bright spark gone too soon!

  30. zoomzoomzoom

    May 14, 2012 at 7:44 pm

    The state of disrepair in Nigeria is unbelievable! Roads are death traps, electricity is non-existent,no portable water and the hospitals are poorly equipped.There is only so much the doctors can do in the absence of required medical equipment.Avoidable deaths occur on a daily basis because of unavailable medications…It is so pathetic!
    May God give the family& friends of Nabil the fortitude to bear this huge loss.Rest in peace, Nabil.

  31. @AfricanLaReina

    May 14, 2012 at 8:33 pm

    It is clear how much of an amazing individual you must have been to have a friend that thought to write this peace. Personally I can’t read it just yet, it’s too soon and I miss you too much. For those that never had the pleasure of knowing you, I pray someday people hear the story of how brilliant, ambitious, sweet and kind hearted you were. Thanks for a wonderful 2011. It was great having you over the house and we all enjoyed every moment we spent together with you. Insha Allah, Al-Jannah is your portion. May the Almighty Allah continue to bless you. You will never be forgotten. Rest In Peace

  32. Purpleicious Babe

    May 14, 2012 at 8:46 pm

    I cant imagine your pain and I am not here to preach but just to say that hope you find the strength to stand and represent what it is right.

    I have a passion for humanity and I intend by the grace of God to play a role. I like to pin point issues and focus less on complaint but actions.
    I suppose to foster a better infrastructure , it is up to the masses to do the job that has been neglected and still being neglected by high profile governments.

    My point is “We the youth can propose to do our thing and have our private charity to fund a long-term sustainable development and infrastructure within Nigeria and eventually AFRICA”. Its a long process but its doable.

    One more thing this could have been anybody as IN ANYBODY.

    So I am sympathetic with you and Nabil family. As I write the only thing I can only offer is my sincere prayer (because I find it helpful and I see its manisfestion). I pray God will see his family through this situation and help them to heal gracefully. I pray for his spirit and soul.

    I pray that in as much as Nigeria infrastructure is laid back and in tatters, that this generation will actually play their PART SUCCESSFULLY.

    As I mentioned before, I cant imagine how you feel right now, but it must be a horrible feeling and sometimes words are not enough to express the hole or void you feel but I hope you find peace and healing. This article will minister to someone to make a difference.

    Thanks for sharing.

    I have nothing else to say now…

    JESUS bless. xx
    http://lifeinstagesdoz.blogspot.co.uk/

  33. jennietobbie

    May 14, 2012 at 8:58 pm

    OMG!!! RIP to your friend.

    Nigeria…..!!!!

  34. Sugabelly

    May 14, 2012 at 9:29 pm

    Wait Nabil is dead? Is this a joke? His phone keeps saying switched off. Please you can’t be serious. Are you sure? What the hell? I spoke to him some weeks ago. I can’t believe this.

  35. NubianQueen

    May 14, 2012 at 9:46 pm

    R.I.P to your friend. i am sorry to hear this but this is one of the millions of stories yet to be told about the wasted lives due to inadequate medical staff/equipments in Nigeria. As rich, religious and resourceful as Nigeria has become, greed, corruption and bribery is the major sickness of our country. Any Health care paid out of pocket will be unaffordable to the community, even in America, so we need to create a health care plan/coverage insurance policy like that for automobiles. with plans/coverage the cost for basic equipment like Blood banks, oxygen machine, diagnostic tools and x-rays would be affordable, then programs to train people to use such equipments and pay the doctors, specialist and surgeons adequately can sustain the health system. continents like Europe and North America dont have more money than Nigeria, it is the system they created, the corporation from the governement and the people that has made these nations what they are today. In Nigeria, it is obvious we cannot depend on the government for now.i believe the well to do private business sectors e.g Zenith Bank,Telecom companies and Dangote corp an begin to build healthcare structure for their employees and family. Maybe this will encourage the medical students to stay and practice in Nigeria instead of seeking greener pastures in other nations. no doubt the govt sucks, they have sucked for decades…….lets try something new…God help us all.

    • Gidi

      May 15, 2012 at 9:39 am

      I noted your comments on the participation of the private sector in the health industry.
      Kindly try and do a detailed analysis of the dialysis centres set up by MTN foundation across the country,note how many of them are still functional,then you will have a clearer picture of how systemic the failure we are dealing with is.
      When you consider the rising rate of kidney related ailments and how a few private clinics are minting money via dialysis services you will weep. I have heard of folks who just stayed in the house and died simply because they could not afford the cost of dialysis and considering the fact that it is not even a cure, they just chose to sit at home and die.

  36. Charles Novia

    May 14, 2012 at 10:01 pm

    I was absolutely shocked yesterday when I heard of Nabil’s death. I only knew him in a passive business interaction a few weeks back but he struck me as a very caring, dedicated and easy-going fellow who was destined to ride his future in triumph. This article has left me numb as I can feel the pain of the writer. My last memory of Nabil was three weeks back when he went out of his way to deliver a package I urgently needed from him in a hard drive. What a loss!Rest in peace!

  37. oma

    May 14, 2012 at 10:33 pm

    May God help us dsame happened here in enugu M̶̲̥̅γ̲̣̣̥ friend died cos their was no oxygen too in hospitals,U̶̲̥̅̊ can’t imagine dat oxygen is just for 5000 naira n hospitals couldn’t afford it in nigeria ΐ†ƨ so sad.may their souls rest in peace Amen!!!!

  38. Akintunde Akin

    May 14, 2012 at 10:42 pm

    First my condolence to all of Nabil’s friends and family. My prayer is that the Lord grants you the grace and strength to bear this lose.

    A very dear friend mailed this thread to me, knowing my anger and determination to step up to the health system in Nigeria, Gana promised to challenged the health system if survived his health ordeal but that never happened because he died.
    I am lucky not to be dead but at the moment in a german hospital and I can tell you for a fact..that there is no hospital in Nigeria whether private or public, so @ Christy spare us the super rubbish karu hospital..u don’t need their details.
    I was an accident victim in Abuja and I met with almost all the orthoapaedics surgeon in the city , and they did a lousy job …they were all interested in money…so if I got that level of treatment in Abuja , what happens to sumbody in Birnin Kebbi.
    They all scare you with big grammar so that out of fear you pay any amount. God knows if I catch any doctor….I am not mad my friends but you need to hear my story for you to understand. Death may have spared Nabil unnecessary angush in the hands of murderers called doctors….tell me if you do not have the competence won’t you say…so don’t come up with the lack of no equipment thingy. Internet is available for all , Naija doctors should invest more in their ability to be of help. I agree there are good ones, but truth be said, the bad ones are more.
    @@queebeecee….when u become neurosurgeon ..contribute to other countries well being..take your entire clan…but please find out what takes indian doctors back home to fix their nation despite worse circumstances.
    The challenge we have in Nigeria is not just the government we all lack love for humanity , each of us…I am shocked at the kind of love shown in the former Nazi land..from the doctors, to the nurses even fellow patients (sense of sharing), or is it patients’visitors…it is endless.
    Now why is the writer anonymous, why can’t you come out and be identified with what you believe in, even if you be killed for it….for all of you who know about the poor state of naija health system and do not react….just like a wise man said …..the hotest part of hell is reserved for those who see evil and they decide not to do anything about it.
    If our health practisioners will just have empathy, more lives will be saved. It is not about money nor equipment nor govt…it is about love for one another. We all think we can never be sick or be a victim of accident…I thought the same as well until it happened but I have realised one thing…in all of these I found purpose. Nabil is in a better place, he does not need the hospital, those of you living need it. We need to become responsible citizens and demand quality service from our physicians and not just accord them some unnecessary respect they do not deserve. I look forward to reading mails from anyone who is willing to be part of an active citizen movements towards better health in Nigeria.
    Lagos doctors can go on strike, when they were not on strike people were still dying…atleast now people can focus on running to the spiritual houses, they have better chances of survival.
    Baba God thank you for saving me and directing my steps.

  39. ...M

    May 14, 2012 at 11:05 pm

    My earth angel.

  40. cutie

    May 14, 2012 at 11:29 pm

    wow rip

  41. Mansur Mamman

    May 14, 2012 at 11:34 pm

    The name Nabil Hanga hit my head back at secondary school (EL-Amin). May his soul rest in peace. Let’s please keep on praying for our country, I understand how sad it is for a country like Nigeria and a city like Lagos not to have qualified doctor around during an emergency like this. I am sure that there are billions of stories like this around Nigeria which we can’t here of, this is just one of it. By the grace of God, e go better.

  42. nnenne

    May 14, 2012 at 11:58 pm

    So sad!!! This is an ongoing situation in Nigeria. A friend of mine lost her sister in Nigeria because her Hemoglobin was 6, there was no doctor on site to recommend blood transfusion, the nurses remained very indifferent to the situation- no sense of urgency and she died twelve hours after this dscovery was made. She had undergone a myomectomy t remove the fibroids in her womb so she could get pregnant having being married for 6years without any child. There was no standing operating procedure for any type of care should the physician not be there. She just died out of pure negligence!! The problem with the health system in Nigeria comes in different facet – the Govenrment does not really care as they would have done so many things to revamp the health care system – Quality and Quantitative medical education; modern equipments with trained staff and good maintenance; appropriate salary to the staff et al; the practioners lack ethical conduct and as a result of insufficient funds, they become very self centered; the governing bodies of the medical and ancillary medical profession has done nothing to upgrade their practice – in the western world, evey one is expected to keep up with the lates trend of events in your area of specialty through continuing education, no standing operating procedures/protocols for intervention should the primary care giver not be available; no Emergency medical system and even if there is any, the roads are so horrible that they cannot get to the victim before he/she dies; there is no electricity to run equipments, water etc. Most times, I wish I could go back to Nigeria and shake up the place but I cannot since everyone in the country seem satisfied with their present situation. The level of complacency is so high that the idea of revolution is so remote from any Nigerian at home. Wake up Nigerians!! If the Government can only render 50% of the service needed, I am sure Nigerians will be happy. From what I understand the Federal Government is trying but the State Government is the achilles heel. State Governors get allocation for the improvement of the States but they tie up the money for their political/selfish interest. She indicated that the Commissioners at State level have no authority over money. The constitution needs to be rewritten as the present constitution grants immunity to Governors for everything they do. The Federal House is dragging their feet on this because they all want to be Governors of their state and want to get the same immunity! From what I’m hearing, Lagos is relatively cleaned up and that is because their Governor is committed, so also is Cross River and Akwa Ibom State.

  43. Lazioman

    May 15, 2012 at 12:39 am

    I’m truly sorry to hear about your loss. A story like this remind me of my decision and intent to study medicine. I am deeply saddened by your story. The last time I checked, there were only 25 qualified neurosurgeons in Nigeria. I was fortunate to meet one of them in during my visit to Nigeria last year. When I met him, he hoped to see future medical graduates in diaspora come back home. But the problem is not only the nonavailability of qualified physicians in Nigeria, it extends to the substandard biomedical equipments and little research being done in the medical field to help prevent the avoidable death of individuals like Nabil, a mathematical genius who might have built to next software to help Nigerian citizens. That being said, I lost both of my parents before turning 21 due to the poor quality of healthcare system in this country. Yes, we need change, but we also need the help of investors, government and other physicians who are willing to come back home to practice for the sake of helping the country become better.

  44. S

    May 15, 2012 at 1:07 am

    I may never meet anyone with a heart as kind and as gentle as Nabil.

    RIP Brother. You will live on through us

  45. Obi

    May 15, 2012 at 1:09 am

    For Nigeria to have a totally revamped system, it will take a combination of sacrifice, money, responsibility, crying, and many more things I cannot think of at this time. The other day on the news, I watched as they talked about an Indian doctor that was doing hundreds of heart surgery in a month FOR FREE!!! He was taking cases involving poor & impoverished country folk who for sure could not afford his services, but he did it anyway and now he has reach a level of recognition and is now getting grants and other monies to support his efforts. Last month I attended a Global Health conference and listened as the speaker talked about an Indian eye doctor (now deceased) who began performing eye surgeries for whatever the patients could afford. This guy started when he was a young man and by the time he passed, had become internationally recognized and idolized; of course also received monies. I am by no means asking Nigerian doctors to offer their services for free (though it will be nice if once in a while services could be volunteered if they so desire). But I just want to remind us that the government MAY NEVER come to our aid when we need it, but we can rally around and help each other and by doing so, we would have made Nigeria better. I’m sure everyone knows that India is a hot spot for medical care (though many of the people living there remain impoverished). Why not Nigeria? (without the impoverished part). After all, we have some of the brightest and best in any field you can name …

  46. Jalila

    May 15, 2012 at 2:44 am

    RIP Nabil!!! You were such a wonderful friend, always called to say hi. I will never forget you!! May Allah bless you with Al-Jannah. Ameen

  47. AJCiti

    May 15, 2012 at 3:00 am

    I never know how to feel after hearing stories like this. I weep for Nigeria and Nigerians.

  48. mizz curly

    May 15, 2012 at 3:34 am

    may his soul rest in perfect peace!ameen!NIGERIA IS sooo SAD my heart bleeds. it hurts!

  49. iTawa

    May 15, 2012 at 5:48 am

    May Allah (SWT) grant him Al-JANNAH…Ameeeeen!

  50. Hadassah

    May 15, 2012 at 8:11 am

    *sad* May he rest in peace.

    And its high time we all start to contribute to nigeria in our little ways…touch a life wherever you are based in the country… God help us!

  51. Movie Junkie

    May 15, 2012 at 8:57 am

    RIP Nabil. Your soul is with the Lord.

  52. anon

    May 15, 2012 at 9:05 am

    May God rest his soul! too sad! God help me achieve my dreams of developing one of the best health care facilities in Nigeria and strengthen my innovative ideas!! This is too much for Nigeria! AH!

  53. Claire N.

    May 15, 2012 at 9:25 am

    When i hear stories like these, i sit in in sadness of a personal pain. I can never claim to know how you feel, but i have an idea. My mother was in a car accident in 2002 and was alive for 6 hours with an open head, begging the staff of a hospital in Lokoja to treat her or transfer her to another hospital because she could not afford to die and leave her 3 children alone. They told her they had no electricity, no equipment, no vehicle and no petrol. Thy let her bleed till she passed to glory and left her brain to spill out on their floors. 10 years later, Nigeria is not any better than it was in 2002. How do you convince me not to lose hope? How? God bless you for sharing this story and may the good Lord grant you the fortitude you and Nabil’s family need to bear this painful loss

  54. Ethan

    May 15, 2012 at 10:30 am

    We met just a few weeks ago, and I instantly categorized him under my “cool” list. He was a great guy, great sense of humor and charming. He was in the process of becoming one of the most successful young Nigerians. it was an honor to meet him and I pray his soul rests in eternal peace. my condolences to Nabil’s family and friends.

  55. A Friend of Nabil Hanga

    May 15, 2012 at 10:39 am

    “I’ve lost a friend.
    Words can not express is what I wrote, I could not think, I can not think. People die everyday, I sympathize for family & friends but empathy is not attainable until you experience it yourself. I’ve lost a friend is all I can say, I’m hurt, I’m sad I’m emotional and its strange. We were not the most communicative friends but we were good friends & I’ve lost him. Our friendship had the guidelines of a story, a beginning, a middle and a sudden & unwanted end. We started off in art class competing and harmlessly flirting, competing who would get the highest grade and my friend being the chilled out mellow person we all adored didn’t act obnoxious, the competition wasn’t blood thirsty he just wanted a little harmless fun. After a year of not seeing each other I bumped into him, we exchanged numbers and continued with the friendship where we left it all that time ago. With good conversation, good food, many many dates and lots of laughter. We dont have a grand love story but our little romance turned into something much better for the two of us..a friendship. I have to take a break and take this in, I’ve lost a friend and I can’t talk to anyone about it. No one knew the friendship we had except us. Why is death so hard to accept…it took a day for me to understand I’d lost a friend. At first the news came and I was in shock, then I was uncertain…now I know I’ve lost a friend but I’m not ready to accept it.”
    You always said i never shared my poetry, well here’s a poem for you just for you Nabil x

    • Akan

      June 19, 2012 at 3:50 pm

      BEAUTIFUL ALTHOUGH SORROWFUL…

  56. FIDELIS DUKER

    May 15, 2012 at 11:06 am

    Nabil was not just a friend. Nabil was also a younger brother. I and my wife met Nabil about 3 years ago when he came home for his NYSC after his studies abroad and he walked into my office to say he wanted to start a platform on distributing nollywood films globally called VOD – Video on Demand. I looked at this young man who i presumed had a priviledged background and wondered what his interest was in nigerian movies. his response was simply that he believed in nigeria and the future of nigeria was in its generation. i immediately took a liking and interest in him. At the start he had no funds to run the project but i saw a determined youngman who was bent on succeeding. he had challenges and issues with the project but he was not detered as i was able to speak with several of my coleagues who reluctantly gave him movies but at a point he rested the VOD platform and i thought that was the end but NO nabil said as he went to strategise and came back after 2 years with the platform again. Nabil went back to all those who supported him and made payments to them. A very Honest Youngman and a role model for the younger generation. Nabil was honest, unassuming, caring, loving, patient, determined, intelligent combined with brilliance, patriotic, detribalised and ambitious youngman. I will also never forget his support during the 8th buja International Film Festival where he offered to be a VOLUNTEER and nabil was running around to make sure the film festival succeeded. As i write this brief tribute because i can go on talking about Nabil because he deserves more. To our nation and the Health system i will reserve my comment because Nabil had a” never say die die spirit” and to me NABIL LIVES ON.

  57. Le Sigh

    May 15, 2012 at 12:30 pm

    Hello all,

    There is an online memorial for Nabil, those of you that want to share your memories and condolences please email [email protected]

    • Fanny

      May 15, 2012 at 1:10 pm

      Thank you so much for this.

  58. sola

    May 15, 2012 at 12:32 pm

    its really sad…i didnt get to tell him he was a good student, intelligent, smart and witty.he loved life and was fair to it but i still dont understand why life gave him up…i keep trying his number and pinging him.i’m still expecting the email you promised to send Nabil…you have not even started living.i dont know how to get outta this… my heart is heavy…you were always saying the fire in your heart will not burn out.what fire Nabil,what fire…this?(death).you will be greatly missed….Rest on Nabil Hanga,your yoruba language teacher is broken.

  59. sola

    May 15, 2012 at 12:55 pm

  60. Laila Ikeji

    May 15, 2012 at 1:30 pm

    God help us. This is the true state of Nigerian medical care.

  61. Nelson

    May 15, 2012 at 1:54 pm

    I´m very sorry about your mate!

    Unfortunely here in PORTUGAL we have the same problem!!! This don´t work…and as they are preparing to give the health care to the private corporations – The banks!!!

    If u got some money, and more important “friends” with hungry for your cash….You´re saved!!!

    This is like shit…..

    All the pax pawers will some day be as one….and will go to the open wide, streets to the moment of the True…

    Please look to this litle corruption european country

  62. Tayo

    May 15, 2012 at 1:56 pm

    We lost Nabil. We are never going to see you at the office again. We had business plans Nabil, you did wait for us to execute .I still can’t believe you are gone but Allah knows best.
    May Allah grant you Aljanah Fridaus. Rest well Nabil.
    Missing you already, no one to disturb me again
    Oh Nabil!

  63. mr Jibril danpullo

    May 15, 2012 at 2:06 pm

    We lost a frnd nd a business partner, may janna be ur final abode

  64. ebiere ajibola-bodude

    May 15, 2012 at 3:28 pm

    Nabil, you were one young man every mother would love to call her own. I met u a few years ago and I was so glad I met u. Words have failed me and I don’t know wot more to say. Rest in Peace Nabil. You indeed were a fine youngman

  65. fatiyah sule umar

    May 15, 2012 at 3:39 pm

    NABIL WAS MY COUSIN, WORDS CANNOT EXPRESS WHAT ME AND THE REST OF HIS FAMILY ARE GOING THROUGH, IT IS DEVASTATING ,A VERY PAINFULL LOSS BUT ALLAH KNOWS BEST…

  66. Tinuke

    May 15, 2012 at 4:24 pm

    Inna lillahi wa inna ilaihi rajiun (Surely we belong to God and to him shall we return)! RIP good neighbour, was just getting use to having you around! Am glad I was around on monday, last week when you visited with you partner. It was a great evening! Rest in peace, Nabil!!! May Allah forgive his shortcomings and grant him Al Janah Firdaus, amin. May Allah console and comfort his family and friends, especially Mohammed.

  67. olivia

    May 15, 2012 at 5:21 pm

    He was such a lovely person,wish he was still here.RIP nabil,u’ll always be remembered

  68. Weyinmi E

    May 15, 2012 at 5:48 pm

    I met Nabil during NYSC and kept in touch with him on and off since 2009. This is horrible news and im still in shock. Rest in Peace Nabil – you were so young and had life ahead of you.

    May God be with your family and friends that you have left behind.

  69. Chris

    May 15, 2012 at 8:42 pm

    I didn’t know him all that well but he seemed like a gentle one. Rest In Peace.

  70. Michelle

    May 15, 2012 at 11:18 pm

    Going through old school pictures and even then your peaceful and cool demeanour was apparent. Our year book had you as the person in our class most likely to succeed in their job. So smart and unpretentious about it, you were simply great. Thank you for all your patience when you helped me with Maths!
    News of your death is just so shocking; I always thought I would get the chance to surprise you when I finally made it to Nigeria and catch up on old times. One of the few people I held in the highest regard when we were at school and it’s truly hard to believe you are gone.
    I only wish when that tiny voice in my head nudged me to get in touch a couple of weeks ago I heeded to it, my heart is so heavy now but I can only thank God for the privilege of knowing you. Gone but never to be forgotten
    Rest in perfect peace Nabil x

    • A Friend of Nabil Hanga

      May 16, 2012 at 10:09 am

      Kind and thoughtful words Michelle. After we messaged last night, I thought about maybe we should arrange something at QPCS in memory of him, he kept talking to me about a reunion and this will be the perfect time. I’ll call you in a couple of weeks, when I can to discuss & when A is ready to talk, he seems so distressed now. Nabil was certainly the most likely to succeed and his success had so many more levels to come.

      KT x

    • Michelle

      May 17, 2012 at 9:27 pm

      Definitely I was thinking the same. I emailed Luna Rupchand and she was just as shocked and saddened by this as us. Lets all meet up. I will send Aziz a message. xx

  71. Jamsheed

    May 15, 2012 at 11:20 pm

    I was so shocked to hear of nabil’s passing…i always remember him as being nothing short of a saint. always smiling, always peaceful….The beautiful thing is like u said its funny how people like nabil are taken early from us, but its the time that we have with people like that, that make u treasure time even more. Make you realise that there is some form of a plan, somewhere…Nabil’s footprint left with us, will never be forgotten. Sometimes things happen for a reason, we cant understand why, but we cant hide away from it either. Your words are beautiful, and i hope your passion will change the future 🙂 you see maybe nabil’s true dreams and intentions are already taking place…through others :-)….he will be missed greatly…

  72. haleema dantata

    May 16, 2012 at 11:40 am

    May his soul rest in perfect peace

  73. alexandra

    May 16, 2012 at 12:47 pm

    I did not know this young man, am not sad or angry I have become numb to the problems beguiling the average Nigerian every day, people here have called government and I ask which government ,y dear and fellow Nigerians you don’t have a governmnet,none, these are just people sitiing in Abuja and robbing the nation blind.

    It is sad,may the soul of the young man rest in peace and God in his infinite mercy give his family the fortitude to bear the pain of this terrible loss.

  74. ubaidullah

    May 16, 2012 at 12:49 pm

    Nabil although nearly an age mate, is someone I aspire to b like when I grow up. He was an elder brother. A true one, always. Looking out for us. His loss is a devastating tragedy to his family, his friends, those who knew him & the country as a whole. But even more disturbing is the fact that these unfortunate events will continue to recur if we the youth do nothing. U may not have experienced this before, but folding your arms is the guarantee that it will reach u someday. Do the right things in your own small and big ways wherever u r & Nigeria will change for the better.

  75. angela jonas

    May 16, 2012 at 2:59 pm

    RIP Nabil. God gives and he takes. There is a reason for everything that happens here on earth. May your soul rest in the bossom of the lord………AMEN

  76. K-NH

    May 16, 2012 at 5:41 pm

    I’m sad, scared and also angry @ d pathettic state our country is in. It stil feels unbelievably unreal.. He ws perfectly okay! A person at his prime.. It is a reminder of the fragility of life, it cud hav been any of us. Allah ordained it to be so, we are profusely praying and isA he is in a much better place. He was such an AMAZING brother, always willing and ready to help, so simple n down to earth… He had such a big heart, a beautiful soul.. Its never gna b d same without him. Alhamdulillah we had him for 26yrs, he could hav gone earlier. May God give us the strenght to bear this.. May Allah forgive ol his sins and make Janna his final abode.. He wil be forever loved nd missed :'(

  77. Syam

    May 16, 2012 at 5:48 pm

    Innalillah.so devastating,May Al-jannah be ur final abode.Ameen.RIPP my cousin

  78. nwando

    May 16, 2012 at 6:42 pm

    Rest in Peace Nabil, and May God grant the ones you left behind strength to bear the loss. It’s a shame that a promising young man had to go this way though. Nigeria just seems to be unraveling before our eyes, and if our generation isn’t careful we wont have a country to call our own.

  79. D

    May 16, 2012 at 7:50 pm

    RIP Earth Angel. You were so special Nabil and have touched so many people with your greatness. I’m in so much shock but I don’t think it will ever sink in…miss you x

  80. Ibikunle D

    May 16, 2012 at 7:50 pm

    RIP Nabil, he was such a gentle and peace loving fine youngman. It is soooo sad that you have to go in such manner.. I hope lumeo will not die with him??? Nigeria has wicked leaders who are only concerened about their immediate family, which is really sad. Everything in Nigeria seems to be getting worse daily.You will be greatly missed Nabil Hanga.

  81. Thatigbochick

    May 16, 2012 at 9:23 pm

    So so sad. May God grant him eternal peace and see his family through, Amen.

  82. Bb

    May 16, 2012 at 10:25 pm

    Rip Nabil met you twice…your an amazing person,friendly ,nice and warn.God knows why he took you so soon. You would be greatly missed Nabil

  83. teena

    May 17, 2012 at 4:39 am

    This is really sad ,its only in nigeria ‎​U hear of such ….a close friend lost her mum because doctors went on strike & there was no one on ground 2 resuscitate a woman who just had an heart attack,they just left unattended 2 & she gave up the ghost the next morning without them making any effort to save her….alot of death in our hospitals are Man Made,Most people die cos the health care sector is not function & its so pain….Nabil was one of the thousands of people & its sad when u realize that one can get help & none was available when needed the most….RIP Nabil

  84. Mustapha Maigari

    May 17, 2012 at 10:21 am

    Words cannot express how i truly feel. You were rare and will be greatly missed. God knows best..we will continue to have you in our prayers. So sad how good people die young from the inhumane character and negligence on the part of the Nigerian healthcare sector. We lost another friend just recently. She was rushed to the hospital after she had fainted at work. And the first thing they did was to put glucose (drip) into her, little did they know, she was diabetic! No questions on medical history of patient whatsoever. That was her sad end. I still remain optimistic though, that someday, just someday that things will change for the better. And the power to effect change I strongly believe lies with us – the youths! My condolences go out to the family of Nabil, we will all miss him. And pray he is in a better place.

    • craig addy

      May 19, 2012 at 1:17 pm

      This is pathetic.

  85. George

    May 17, 2012 at 5:22 pm

    Nabil. My brother and good friend. The ever listening ear. I love yo! RIP

  86. Yenvel

    May 17, 2012 at 6:29 pm

    There are no words on earth to describe what a blessing Nabil really was…It hurts so bad to even think that you’re gone…. but the little memory we shared is the only thing i can hold on to as i only knew you under a year! You were sweet, calm, gentle, harwordking, focused, full of life and an amazing sense of humour…simply just an awesome wonder Nabil, with only a thousand more like you Nigeria would be a better place! May God forgive your sins and grant you eternal peace and rest where we will all meet again when the time is right! sad and miss are understatements for what i really feel! I am glad to have had the opportunity of meeting you! Rest in peace my dear friend!!!

  87. Funks

    May 18, 2012 at 11:44 am

    sorry for your loss. in as much as i agree that our health care system sucks in this country, i’m going through the same loss and my friend who passed on was in the UK. the thing with brain aneurysms or haemorrhages is that they happen so fast and more than often lead to death before much can be done.
    may your friend rest in peace.

  88. Mena Oudha

    May 18, 2012 at 1:10 pm

    On the 4th of Sept 2009, My Mother fell in the bath tub and split her brain. she had internal bleeding. we took her to National Hospital because we thought it was the best here in Abuja. they Screwed her head in the MRI machine when they should have used a CT Scan for her, they said their’s wasn’t working. The Young man carrying out the test got up abruptly and started to leave. I ran to him and asked him why? he said my mother shook her head, and he dosn’t have that kind of time to waste. She was in pains for Christ’s sake. I begged him but he left anyway. I heard him telling someone that his girlfriend is waiting at home and she’s been waiting for a long time. That nite, the doctors said the split was not clear in the picture and they had to take her back for another painful MRI. One of the docs suggested she should be sedated but another said no cos her BP was so low. she was sedated anyway. and she went into a coma. they asked us to keep her at the ICU for N50,000 a day,where she would get a lot of medical attention till the Neurosurgeon comes the next week. she died exactly one week later. The Staff and management of our hospitals in Nigeria need to value life before they cam save any. RIP to all those who lost their life due to negligence, or lack of good medical facilities in this country.

    • winnie

      May 21, 2012 at 3:02 pm

      Mena that is a very terrifying story abt ur mum. OMG! i hope hiz girlfriend dumped him, broke his heart n left him jobless. can u imagin, cuz ur mum shook her head??? May her soul rest on peacefully dear.

    • Nike

      May 22, 2012 at 2:44 pm

      Poor darling! Am so sorry for your loss, and these are the same doctors striking and demanding for a raise. May your mother’s soul and Nabil’s rest in perfect peace. Amen!

  89. Simbi

    May 18, 2012 at 10:43 pm

    Honestly, i dont know what to say!I dont know how to feel anymore.I dont even know if i am sad or angry.Maybe i am just numb.Reading through the comments and seeing how the system has failed and killed its people.The government will not change till will the citizens do something about.There is no accountability because we let them get away with their atrocities.May the souls of the departed rest in peace!Hmmm …sigh!

  90. Mike

    May 19, 2012 at 3:33 pm

    May God grant his soul eternal rest and may the same God help us the living to live aright.

  91. mamy

    May 19, 2012 at 7:11 pm

    Sooo sad may he’s soul rest in perfect peace! Ameeen

  92. Manret

    May 19, 2012 at 9:42 pm

    Sorry dear. Take heart. Nabil must have been a very kind person, may his soul rest in peace.

  93. citizen

    May 19, 2012 at 9:49 pm

    RIP man. I feel so so sad people,I bleed internally for this lost soul. It just makes me think of a better nigeria. I stand to believe in fela durotoye”s vision. Rest in peace Nabil

  94. nwanneka

    May 20, 2012 at 1:51 am

    RIP Nabil, we have met twice, such a calm and focused person.Gos knows best.

  95. nwanneka

    May 20, 2012 at 1:53 am

    RIP Nabil, We have met twice,such a calm and focused person.God knows best.

  96. ify

    May 21, 2012 at 7:02 am

    Such a sad story, RIP Nabil. But what can we say about a country that can not provide its citizens with jobs or a good health system, yet all the white pple on the island have jobs, live in posh houses and drive nice rides. There are very qualified Nigerians abroad very willing to return but they can’t find a job. Take for instance i am almost done with my Masters abroad yet there is no sign of me getting a job in Nigeria likewise other professionals abroad or those that have returned. Our Nigerian Government need to do something about our education and health system perhaps pple will stop going abroad to study or for medical treatment. But till then we can only pray

  97. Odunayo

    May 21, 2012 at 4:57 pm

    He was talented, intelligent,educated,God fearing, gentle heart,kind and loves making friends.The thought of you coming to downstairs in office to get flash, USB, UPS kept longing in my heart.Though u live a short life but you left your foot in sand of time. May Allah grant your gentle soul eternal rest and may he give your family the fortitude to bear the loss. Dear Nabil we love you but God love u most. Sun re o.

  98. Rabina

    May 21, 2012 at 10:39 pm

    I sympathise with you over your friend’s death but please don’t use it to make political points- the fact that Nigeria has very few neurosurgeons has nothing to do with politics- there are in fact very many good hospitals in Nigeria but Nigerian prefer to go overseas for simple treatment- If you are looking for good doctors- go to places like Jos or even Calabar.

    • Please be sensitive

      May 22, 2012 at 10:18 am

      Clearly you have not been aware of the recent doctors’ strikes, but the fact there were no doctor’s that could attend to Nabil as a result of the strike IS political. The ones who govern us have not put the right systems in place. There should be good doctors EVERYWHERE – Lagos, Kano, Abuja, Yobe but due to improper systems in place that is not the case. This piece is not about politics, it’s the truth. The sheer conversation that this article has sparked is amazing and heartbreaking, alot of people have experienced something similar. I pray this never happens to you Rabina.

  99. chocolatier

    May 22, 2012 at 11:59 am

    Tears came to my eyes after reading this story….i relate to this coz i lost my cousin in 2008 due to medical negligence. she underwent a CS session which did not go well. after the surgery she complained to the nurses that she had unusual pains in her stomach yet they ignored her. exactly a week after she was discharged, pause started coming out from the operated area…ongoing back to the hospital, they referred her to a junior doctor who didnt handle her case properly….the flow continued. fastforward, three weeks later i got a call from her younger sister telling me she had passed on. poor healthcare system….i am sick of it. RIP Nabil.

  100. kemochie

    May 22, 2012 at 2:21 pm

    May his soul rest in perfect peace and may God comfort his loved ones.Amen. I have sitting staring and reading all these comments and it saddens me the more since i dont even know how or where to correct the numerous problems that have plagued this country due to our failure as a nation. I have lost both my Parents within the space of 10 years and i can tell you i know how painful it has been not knowing or understanding why they died. I accept their deaths as the will of God, but i cannot help but wonder from time to time if things were done better, ”will they still be here”? What is this country really turning ? No light, No medical attention, Education is dwindling daily, Housing :zero, Now we have added Terrorism to the list of Contenders. But i ask , ”What Can I do? How do i do it? Not everyone has the luxury or opportunity of fleeing this country. But GUYS!!! I am exhausted.

  101. bertha ogadimma ugochukwu

    May 22, 2012 at 5:39 pm

    I’m deeply saddened ! It is unbelivable . I have literally read through all the comments and right now am going through emotional torture . what exactly is happening in Naija -( everyday all you hear are very pathetic stories ) MEDICAL NEGLIGENCE – should be treated with utmost concern , over here such a thing barely happens and if it does ,the medical personnel responsible would be dealth with appopraitely . MAY HIS SOUL rest in perfect peace .(I empathiz e with the family at this trying moment.(I pray o God to help me in my career pursuit as a Doctor,on qualifying ,I do intend to come back home and contribute my own quota)…

  102. ogadimma

    May 22, 2012 at 5:59 pm

    I’m deeply saddened at the level of atrocities carried out by the so called “doctors” and yet ,the perpetrators in most cases are unidentified and brought to book . I sincerely symapthise with all the individuals who have lost their loved ones to medical negligence especially the most recent (Nabil’s family) . May his soul and souls of all the departed rest In perfect Peace.
    I really wish to contribute my own quota to the medical field /practice (very appaling practice) in Nigeria ,once I finsih with my studies . ( It is very frustrating that most recently , only pathetic stories seems to be polluting the air )…very very SAD…..NIGERIAN gOVERMENT ? HEALTH MINISTER ?

  103. Weneedhel

    May 22, 2012 at 6:02 pm

    Look, let’s stop all this waiting for a non existent government. Any suggestions on how to improve our healthcare? I would like to drive such an initiative.

  104. lada

    May 22, 2012 at 6:45 pm

    May his soul rest in peace

  105. lada

    May 22, 2012 at 6:59 pm

    This is so sad. i sympathise with Nabil”s family. i lost my mother years ago due to the negligence of the doctors. She was very ill and the doctors had to do a blood transfusion. Unfortunately the doctors gave her blood without testing the blood. it was after the transfusion that they discovered that the blood was infected with the HIV virus. That was how my mum became HIV postive and died 3 yrs later. Its so terrible because this could have been avoided. I lost hope in the healthcare system. Things have really gone bad.

  106. Jess Kei

    May 22, 2012 at 7:07 pm

    So sad. Too sad. My heart bleeds for the millions of innocent people who have become victims of this system where nothing works.

    It’s not just the Govt.
    It’s You. It’s me.

    We can be the change.

  107. Ibironke

    May 22, 2012 at 10:57 pm

    When I was in Med school, we had a very brilliant young neurosurgeon but he was so fed up with the system. Due to lack of proper equipment he was restricted to carrying out procedures which he said in a developed country, only junior doctors should be doing. Trust, he left and went to SA. About 40% of my classmates are flung over the world from places as far Australia to those wouldn’t expect like Cyprus and very I often I jam some on the streets of lagos who are no longer practicing and are bankers, caterers even IT specialists. Health expenditure per capita is $63 in Nigeria as against $649 in South Africa, $123 in Egypt. US is about $8000, Canada $5000 and UK over $3000. We have a long way to go

  108. Sad doc

    May 23, 2012 at 12:28 am

    Unfortunately, being a physician who practiced in Nigeria i know too well the deficiencies in our health system. We do not have any healthcare system in Nigeria, and you have to pray in Nigeria that you do not have any medical emergency because you will surely die. Not because there are not doctors who know what to do, but because there is no support for such doctors – things like equipment, prompt lab and other investigative facilities, materials to work with, support staff and the like. Personally i do not believe there is any hope, because the amount of work that needs to be done to make our healthcare decent is herculean, and no one has the political will to do it. It will take several hundred billions of naira to give us decent healthcare, and in the context of all that is wrong with Nigeria, i am not sure any govt, even one that wants to do well will spare that money for healthcare. There are many things competing for that money, education is absent now, security is non existent, good roads, stable power, corruption, and our perverse mentality all stand in the way of a good healthcare system.

  109. Bee

    May 23, 2012 at 7:15 am

    Im sooo touched. God help Nigeria…

  110. Ms Engaged

    May 23, 2012 at 12:35 pm

    Extremely sad! Inna ni lahi wa ina ilayhi rajiun. RIP Nabil, may Allah grant you Aljannah Firdaus.

  111. Chijioke

    May 23, 2012 at 3:02 pm

    this is extremely sad, so tired of complaining, Lord have mercy and hear our prayers for this country, decay is written all over, they stare you right at the face constantly, Lord have mercy…..my heart goes out to his friends and family,

  112. myladymo

    May 23, 2012 at 5:09 pm

    May your friends soul rest in peace…I am not a nigerian and do not live there but from what i read things are not looking good just like almost every country in Africa.Something really needs to be done.The people in charge dont seem to care about their own people,what a shame,they keep getting rich while others go unemployed with a degree.Africa has to wake up and stop watching evil people let your children,friends and family die.They will not have the power without the people.Fight for your rights.God Bless

  113. Eyinjuoluwa

    May 23, 2012 at 7:00 pm

    May His gentle soul rest in perfect peace and may God give his family and friends the fortitude to bear the loss.. We all cannot question God so do we not have hope in the government that fails us. Whose priorities are not certain if they are serving the people or themselves. It is said that heaven only help those who help themselves. We know our government are not reliable but are we reliable ourselves. We have young visionary amidst us but they need the help of others to perfect there intention. We cannot wait for our government forever as people before us did without any change. The change we make around us is for the our good and those coming behind us. We all don’t know our civil right and liberties in this country, even if we are to question the government we might have to start from there. It not an easy task but let wait no more but help and assist people around you and make a change in our environment no matter how small you think it is. God will help us and bless us.

  114. sadiq zakari

    May 23, 2012 at 7:56 pm

    NABIL!NABIL!NABIL!!!!may your gentle soul rest in perfect peace..if money coud bring back life nabil would have still been here,because all thing needed were provided but GOD wanted it to happen this way.

  115. Monica Uduku

    May 24, 2012 at 12:23 pm

    so sad…NABIL”s exit’ may his gentle soul rest contineously wit d Lord.

  116. Odunayo Alake

    May 24, 2012 at 6:10 pm

    i met Nabil shortly before his death..a vibrate guy with a beautiful soul…May your soul rest in peace.

  117. sadiq zakari

    May 24, 2012 at 8:03 pm

    our own big bother who lovd us nd we lovs is now ov no existence we will surlymiss and unforget him …rip

  118. alexie

    May 25, 2012 at 11:16 am

    wow,dis is rily sad,thru this i op we all will learn something,may he R.I.P

  119. ugbaby

    May 25, 2012 at 12:31 pm

    really sad! may his soul rest in perfect peace. going from the above write ups, he must have truly been all he has been described to be, if not more.

  120. Omowale

    May 25, 2012 at 4:25 pm

    May his soul rest in perfect peace!

    I would first of all give credit to all the people who have written about the problems, mostly very rightly put but I am tired of the predominant attitude of we Nigerians over analysing what the problem with Nigeria is (health, politics, infrastructure etc) with out an apparent solution. I most admit, I am often guilty of highlighting the problems myself.
    A mentor of mine always said ‘ Don’t come to me with a problem with out you having at least two solutions to back up your case’! I am learning to live by this principle as well.
    In summary, let us all start to think along this line of being a solution provider and showing love to one another. A little drop they say makes a mighty ocean…. it has to start somewhere. I pray that God heals our nation and that we see a change even in our own generation.

  121. Anonymous

    May 26, 2012 at 5:16 pm

    R.I.P Nabil such a great loss. I just wanted to say that if you fall and hit your head anywhere you should go to the hospital for a brain scan to avoid any brain haemorrhages. Any delays could be fatal.Secondly, a good surgeon can treat brain haemorrhage if he has the right equipments.

  122. Tosin

    May 27, 2012 at 7:36 am

    I feel sad about this stance. Because I had some success, people assumed America would pamper me and I would never work in Nigeria. I understand that some people want everything to be given to them before they can make their professional contribution, but just remember too that somebody laid that foundation in America or whatever and you could be the one to lay the foundation here. Also remember that in a way, working in Nigeria is more important than adding one more to the huge number of highly-skilled workers in Yankee.
    Many neurosurgeons already have more money than they can spend. I hope some try to spread their presence.

  123. iba

    May 27, 2012 at 11:22 am

    RIP gentleman
    God knows all…

  124. pynk

    May 28, 2012 at 11:54 am

    This generation – we have very hard lessons to learn. May Nabil’s soul rest in peace.
    We need to be the change we want to see. being a contributing member of society isnt about red carpeting it. Figure out ur role societally speaking and do it.

    I keep insisting, we allow failures to lead us. Some of our parents are these failures who we have allowed to walk us down the rotten road.

  125. Juwon Alabi

    May 28, 2012 at 3:21 pm

    May I use this opportunity to extend condolence to the family of Nabil. Firstly, sometimes even in the most sophisticated of society he may not have survived even if he had been attended to by a neurosurgeon with his condition depending on the severity of the underlying bleed. In all aspect of our entire been as a country we have been failed by the rulers of our country over the years. I am a medical doctor and I was out of the country for many years and came back recently ” to help develop the health care of our country to an international standard” but I quickly realised that yes I might be very skilled but the system does not allow me to function to my utmost best. There is no electricity, armed robbers all over ( I may not be surprised if the neurosurgeon refused to leave his or her house for security reasons), I have colleagues that have been attacked by robbers on the way to work at night. Yes I do sympathise with you on the loss of your friend but the issue in Nigeria is not of the health sector only. Your friend’s family was able to raise a large sum of money within a short period, just imagine what the general masses are going through. The government officials flies to the best facilities all over the world spending a great deal of money to develop these facilities and not interested in the facility at home. Unfortunately emergencies don’t give you any form of warning. What we need really is a very brand new Nigeria where life means a lot to everyone and the loss of one life leads to a major enquiry and recommendations that results into a major change in service provision but until then God help us!

  126. S

    May 29, 2012 at 2:22 am

    I met u just once Nabil, for a few hours but I know that it was a priviledge. Just like coming across an angel. Very humble and calm dude. May Allah grant you Al Jannah. Ameen. We miss u bro

  127. Hafsat usman

    May 29, 2012 at 2:56 pm

    Dear Nabil may ur gentle soul rest in perfect peace .You will really be missed,such a good friend and a humble man.

  128. edddy!

    May 29, 2012 at 10:55 pm

    RIP Nabil! Gods definitely gonna see us through, buh i gues death has a way of capturing pple..we jst need 2 be fervent in our spirtual lives, especiali in prayers, cuz d world is indeed wicked! may God help us in Jesus name, AMEN!

  129. love

    June 8, 2012 at 7:51 am

    R.I.P Nabil. My condolences to his family and friends, may God comfort them in this hard times. Is it possible to write these so called leaders directly? Is there any way the youths can be more involved? People are dying everyday, yet Jonathan chooses to focus on changing name of universities, the least, actually the most foolish thing to do at this crucial time. IBB, Atiku, Buhari, Yar’Adua, Jonathan, and many others who have contributed to the downfall of Nigeria, God sees you. I don’t understand how a group of people can be so heartless, wicked where they don’t care about anybody, they just want to see others fail while they are on top. But, you know what, your days are coming when God Almighty will intervene for those who are consistently praying for Nigeria to get better. I still hope for a better Nigeria.

  130. sola

    June 26, 2012 at 3:31 pm

    Rest on Nabil Hanga. i miss you everyday…i’m so bored… 🙁

  131. ...M

    August 13, 2012 at 11:48 pm

    It’s been 3months today. You’re still the best person I know….knew. One of those heartbreaks that never mend.

  132. Syam Hanga

    May 12, 2013 at 4:32 pm

    Its xactly 1yr 2day dat left us, buh ur memories r stl fresh in our heartz.Insha Allah kana cikin rahma Nabil.

  133. M

    May 14, 2016 at 7:43 am

    I still dream of you. I still hear your voice saying my name in that singsong voice you use. I still remember the day you told me about when we met. How we were with friends and somehow it felt lie they faded away ‘it was just you, live in technicolor’ you said. I still wake up not believing I can’t rant to you, or talk about food with you. Or how you would threaten to hack into someone’s life for me (I’m sure you were joking) maybe. Lol. I never got to say a lot of things to you. Because I thought well what’s the rush. You died the weekend I tried to surprise you. The one time in my entire life I regret not telling you were I was. I thought I could see you the next day. One minute we are on the phone talking, laughing l and the next few hours I can’t get through to you and you’re in the hospital . I will never forget or forgive myself for all that happened after. My favourite hacker 🙂 you were a genius. Still are. I miss you that’s all.

  134. mohammed Jibo Ibrahim

    May 15, 2016 at 11:24 am

    Nabil. Nabil. Nabil.
    May your gentle soul rest in perfect peace. All the above comments are said because we lost you and other people that lost their loved once.
    It’s really heart touching, we all must stand together and ensure the right things are done in this country Nigeria. You never can tell who will be the next victim because it does not matter where you come from.
    May God almighty give us the wisdom and ability to continue to serve mankind. Ameen.

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