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There’s hunger in the land, Kano Emir tells Tinubu

Emir of Kano


The Emir of Kano, Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero, has sent a crucial message to President Bola Tinubu, concerning the current economic woes, facing the country.


The monarch who expressed his mind concerning the current economic reality in the country during the First Lady’s visit to Kano on Monday, February 12, 2024, requested the First Lady to communicate to the president, the dire economic challenges causing immense suffering, including hunger and starvation, among the masses.


The Emir further demanded the First Lady to personally convey this message from the palace to her husband.


He said: “Although we have several means of communicating to the government on our needs and requests, your way and means are the surest way to tell the president the actual happenings in the country.”


The Emir also spoke on the crises rocking the planned relocation of CBN and FAAN to Lagos.


He said: “The hunger and starvation in the land, though didn’t start with this government, but the situation has become worse and needs urgent attention.


“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 much-talked-about relocation of CBN and FAAN to Lagos. I think the government should come out clean on this matter and talk to Nigerians in the language(s) 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 now to Lagos.”


The Emir therefore commended the First Lady for her care for the well-being and welfare of children and women.


He further advised her to actualise her Renewed Hope Initiative Pet Program, adding that the programme, when fully achieved will free the less privileged from the myriads of problems.


While expressing worries about girl-child education, the emir asked the First Lady to critically look at the issues of women and children, especially female kids, and ensure their protection.


He also urged Mrs Tibubu to continue helping the needy and commended her for supporting the people of Plateau during the conflict there, praying that such gestures should be done to any person in trouble.


Speaking during her visit, the president’s wife thanked the Kano monarch for the warm reception he accorded her.


Mrs Tinubu promised to take the message and appeals of the Emir to the president, urging Nigerians to be steadfast and support her husband with prayers, assuring that very soon all the challenges would be tackled headlong.


The First Lady is in Kano to commission a multi-purpose hall named after her at the faculty of Law, Maryam Abacha American University, Kano campus.


However, among the entourage who followed the First Lady on the visit was, the Deputy Senate President, Senator Barau Jubril; wife of the National Chairman of All Progressives Congress, Hafsat Abdullahi Ganduje; Minister of State for Federal Capital Territory, among others.


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