Kano Emir urges Tinubu to address hunger, others in Nigeria

THE Emir of Kano, Aminu Ado Bayero, has urged President Bola Tinubu to address hunger and other economic crises confronting Nigeria.

Bayero made the appeal when the President’s wife, Oluremi Tinubu, paid a courtesy visit to him on Monday, February 12.

“Although we have several means of communicating to the government on our needs and requests, 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,” he said.

He also expressed concerns over girl-child education and insecurity in the country, urging the President’s wife to assist in finding lasting solutions to the problems.

“The issue 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,” he said.

Speaking on relocating some government agencies from the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Bayero called for more clarification and transparency on the issue.

    “We are receiving a series of messages from our people. One of such message is the much talk about the 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,” he said.

    The ICIR reports that following the announcement by the Federal Government that the Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) headquarters and some departments of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) would be moved to Lagos State, there were claims that the nation’s capital would also be relocated.

    The presidency, however, reacted to the claims, saying there were no plans to move Nigeria’s capital from the FCT to Lagos.

    Ijeoma Opara is a journalist with The ICIR. Reach her via [email protected] or @ije_le on Twitter.

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