The Emir of Kano, Alhaji Aminu Bayero, urged Oluremi Tinubu, the First Lady, to use her influence to encourage her husband, President Bola Tinubu, to tackle pressing issues like hunger, starvation, and insecurity gripping the nation.
During a visit by Tinubu’s wife to Kano on Monday, the emir emphasized the urgency of addressing the hunger crisis and escalating insecurity.
Expressing his concern, the emir highlighted the gravity of the hunger crisis, urging swift action to alleviate the suffering of Nigerians.
He also urged Tinubu’s wife to advocate for measures to address the escalating insecurity threatening the safety and well-being of citizens.
In addition, the emir voiced apprehension regarding the Federal Government’s plan to relocate the offices of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria and the Central Bank of Nigeria from Abuja to Lagos.
Seeking clarity, he called on the government to provide transparent explanations for the proposed relocations, emphasizing the importance of understanding the motives behind such decisions.
Furthermore, Bayero encouraged the First Lady to advance her Renewed Hope Initiative Pet Programme, aimed at empowering underprivileged Nigerians.
These remarks come amidst recent attacks by bandits in Zamfara and Kano states, where lives were lost, including those of law enforcement officers and civilians.
Tinubu, in response to the attacks, condemned the violence and called for decisive action to address the security challenges facing the affected regions.