Emir of Kano Urges First Lady to Relay Nigerians' Plight to President

Emir of Kano Urges First Lady to Relay Nigerians’ Plight to President

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During a visit to the Emir of Kano, Senator Oluremi Tinubu was urged by the Emir, Aminu Ado Bayero, to convey the suffering of Nigerians to her husband, President Bola Tinubu, regarding the economic challenges gripping the nation.

The monarch conveyed this message during Senator Tinubu’s homage visit to the palace on her way to the commissioning of a building named after her at the Faculty of Law, Maryam Abacha American University of Nigeria, MAAUN, in Kano.

While acknowledging the inherited challenges, Emir Bayero urged President Tinubu to intensify efforts in alleviating economic hardship and addressing insecurity in the country.

Addressing the matter of insecurity, Emir Bayero emphasized the need for urgent action to combat the threats, stressing that while he couldn’t ascertain the government’s intentions, reconsideration of relocating the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) offices to Lagos should be prioritized.

Senator Tinubu, in response, appealed for patience from Nigerians, expressing confidence in her husband’s commitment to the nation’s well-being. She appreciated the warm reception from the Kano State Government and the enthusiasm of schoolchildren along her route to the Emir’s palace.

Release of Grains to Alleviate Food Scarcity

In a related development, Deputy Senate President Jibrin commended President Tinubu’s directive to release 102,000 tonnes of grains to tackle food scarcity, urging governors and local government chairmen to follow suit.

Jibrin lauded the federal government’s initiative, emphasizing the importance of collective support in addressing the country’s challenges, especially the rising cost of food. He also announced plans to distribute rice to 200,000 households as part of efforts to mitigate the effects of food price hikes, calling on states and local governments to distribute food items to those in need across the nation.

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