Emir of Kano, Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero, on Monday, appealed to Nigeria’s First Lady, Senator Oluremi Tinubu, to convey the message of the suffering masses about the hunger and starvation in the country to the President, saying the hardship has become worse.
The Emir stated this when the First Lady paid him a courtesy visit at his palace in Kano on Monday.
Mrs Tinubu was in Kano to attend the opening of a Faculty of Law building at Maryam Abacha American University named after her.
According to the emir, “Although we have several means of communicating to the government on our needs and request, your way and means is the surest way that you would tell the President the actual happenings in the country.
“The hunger and starvation, though didn’t start with this government, the situation has become more alarming and needs urgent attention.”
Aminu Ado Bayero also explained that, “the issues of insecurity is another serious problem we are facing. I know your government inherited it, but something more seriously should be done to take care of the threats.
“We are receiving series of messages from our people. One of such message is the much talks 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 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 are now to Lagos.”
Commending the First Lady for her care on the wellbeing and welfare of children, Bayero 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.
The Emir, who expressed worries about girl child education, urged the First Lady to look at the issue critically and make sure that it is tackled without any problem.
The royal father commended her for supporting the people of Plateau during the crisis in the state, urging that a similar gesture should be extended to all and sundry.
In the First Lady’s entourage during the courtesy visit were the Deputy President of the Senate, Barau Jibrin; Benue State Governor, Hyacinth Alia; FCT Minister of State, Mariya Mahmoud Bunkure, among others.