Remembering Nabil Hanga

Nabil hangaThe Late Nabil Hanga

May 11, 2012 – How My Best Friend, Nabil Hanga Died In Nigeria

This story was submitted by an anonymous person claiming to be the best friend to the man pictured above.

Apparently, he slipped into coma after complaining of minor headache. They rushed him to a private hospital in Lagos however, no competent neurosurgeon was available to help him out. He was rushed out of the country where he was pronounced dead.

Read the detail story below.

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.

May his soul rest in perfect peace.