Emir Of Kano To First Lady: Tell President There Is Hunger In The Land


The Emir of Kano, Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero, on Monday, February 12, requested that the First Lady, Mrs. Oluremi Tinubu, communicate to the president, the dire economic challenges causing immense suffering, including hunger and starvation, among the masses.

The monarch expressed his desire for the First Lady to personally convey this message from the palace to the president, 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 stated: “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 of such messages 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.”

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

He 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.

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

He urged her 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.

The president’s wife thanked the Kano monarch for the warm reception he accorded her in Kano.

She 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.

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

The entourage of the president’s wife included 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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