CITIZENS COMPASS —The Emir of Kano, Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero, has urged the Nigeria’s First Lady, Senator Oluremi Tinubu, to tell her husband, Bola Ahmed Tinubu that there is hunger in the country. .
He said this yesterday when the First Lady paid a courtesy visit to his palace.
The Emir emphasised the severity of the hardship faced by many Nigerians.
Mrs. Tinubu visited Kano to attend the opening ceremony of a Faculty of Law building at Maryam Abacha American University, which was named after her.
The Emir said, “Although we have several means of communicating with the government on our needs and requests, your way and means are the surest way that you would tell the President the actual happenings in the country.
The hunger and starvation didn’t start with this government; the situation has become more alarming and needs urgent attention.”
In the same vein, Aminu Ado Bayero explained that “the issue of insecurity is another serious problem we are facing. I know your government inherited it, but something more serious should be done to take care of the threats.
We are receiving a series of messages from our people. One such message is the many talks about the relocation of CBN and FAAN to Lagos.
“I think the government should come out clean on this matter and talk to Nigerians in the languages they would understand.
Do more enlightenment on this matter. I, for one, cannot tell the actual intentions of the government; we should be made to actually understand why the relocation of the CBN and FAAN offices is now to Lagos.”
Bayero, while commending the first lady for her care for the wellbeing and welfare of the children, advised her to actualize her Renewed Hope Initiative Pet Programme, adding that the programme, if fully achieved, would free the underprivileged people from the shackles of problems.
Expressing worries about girl child education, the Emir urged Mrs Tinubu to look at the issue critically and make sure that the issue is tackled without any problems.
He commended her for supporting the people of Plateau during the crisis in the state, urging that a similar gesture be extended to all and sundry.