The Emir of Kano, Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero, asked Nigeria’s First Lady, Senator Oluremi Tinubu, to bring the President’s attention to the growing severity of the hardship and the urgent concerns of the majority of Nigerians regarding hunger and starvation during a courtesy visit to his palace on Monday.
Inaugurating a Faculty of Law building at Maryam Abacha American University bearing her name, Senator Tinubu traveled to Kano.
“Even though we have multiple channels for informing the government about our needs and requests, your method and means is the most reliable way that you would inform the President about the real events in the nation,” the emir stated.
“Although the hunger and starvation did not originate with this government, the situation has grown increasingly concerning and requires immediate attention.”
Continuing along the same line, Aminu Ado Bayero clarified, “Insecurity concerns are yet another major issue we are dealing with. I am aware that your government inherited it, but there are threats to be addressed, and that calls for more serious action.
“Our people are sending us a number of messages. One such message is the much-discussed move of CBN and FAAN to Lagos. In my opinion, the government ought to be transparent about this and communicate with Nigerians in their native tongues.
“Acquire more knowledge about this subject. Since I am unable to discern the government’s true intentions, we ought to be given a thorough explanation for the move of the CBN and FAAN offices to Lagos.
Bayero expressed her admiration for the First Lady’s commitment to the welfare and well-being of children.
He urged her to carry out her Renewed Hope Initiative Pet Programme, pointing out that it could ease the hardships that impoverished people endured.
The Emir expressed worries about girls’ education and urged Tinubu to take swift, uncomplicated action to resolve the matter.
He also commended her for standing by the Plateau people during the state’s crisis and promoting the idea that anyone in need should receive a similar level of support.
The First Lady was accompanied on her courtesy visit by a number of people, including FCT Minister of State Mariya Mahmoud Bunkure, Benue State Governor Hyacinth Alia, and Deputy President of the Senate Barau Jibrin.