Emir to Remi Tinubu: Tell your husband Nigerians are suffering

The Emir of Kano, Aminu Ado Bayero, has told the First Lady, Senator Oluremi Tinubu, to tell her husband, President Bola Tinubu, that Nigerians are suffering due to the economic hardship in the country.

The monarch sent the message to President Tinubu when the First Lady paid him a visit on Monday in Kano.

Bayero told Senator Tinubu, who was in Kano to commission a building named after her at the Faculty of Law, Maryam Abacha American University of Nigeria, Kano.

He said: “Although, we have several means of communicating to the government on our needs and requests, you are the surest way to tell the President the happenings in the country.

“We get information daily that essential commodities and cost of living are high and people are suffering, although it didn’t start with this government. 

“We know the government is making efforts, but it should redouble efforts to ease the suffering faced by the people.

“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.

“We are receiving a series of messages from our people on talks about relocation of CBN (Central Bank of Nigeria) and FAAN (Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria) to Lagos.

“I think the government should revisit it.

“Do more enlightenment on this matter. 

“I cannot tell the intentions of the government.

“We should be able to understand the relocation of the CBN and FAAN offices now to Lagos.”

Speaking earlier, Senator Tinubu called on Nigerians to bear with her husband’s administration over the current economic challenges.

She expressed optimism that things would be better as President Tinubu means well for the country.

She appreciated the rousing welcome given to her by the Kano State Government, expressing delight about the cheers she received from the schoolchildren who assembled by the roadside waving at her en route to the Emir’s palace.

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