Emir of Kano Receives Remi Tinubu in Kano. Photograph: Ahmad Sorondinki
The emir said he communicated the reality to Mrs Tinubu because she is a better channel to reach her husband.
The Emir of Kano Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero has expressed concern over the current spate of insecurity and hunger ravaging the nation.
Bayero who received First Lady Oluremi Tinubu at his Palace on Monday in Kano, said though, the situation did not start under President Bola Tinubu’s administration, but something has to be done to arrest the situation.
His words: “On the hardship and hunger being faced by the people, though it didn’t start with this government, but the situation has become more alarming and needs urgent attention.
“More so, the issue of insecurity is another serious problem we are facing, I know your government inherited it, but something more seriously needs to be done to tackle the situation,” he said.
The Emir also called on the government to enlighten the public on the motive behind moving the Federal Airports Authority Nigeria (FAAN) and some departments of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to Lagos.
The Emir commended the effort of the first lady for improving welfare for women, and children especially the girl child education across the country.
He described her as the best alternative to get the President informed of the hardship being faced by the people.
In her remarks, the First Lady reassured citizens that the Nigerian government has shown commitment and concern to address the hardships being faced by Nigerians.
“I bring you warm greetings from Mr President. He said that I should greet you, that he wishes you well.
“I thank all the Chiefs and the Queens that are in the palace. I thank Kano this means a lot to me.
“Despite what is going on, you just hold on, we mean well for this nation. I remember what we did in Lagos, it was a little bit shaky, but we assured Nigerians we were going to be resolute. So just bear with us. But you should continue to assist whoever you can. Things will get better by the Grace of God” the First Lady stated.
The First Lady also visited the Maryam Abacha American University (MAAUN) where a brand new Law Faculty was commissioned and named after her.
During her visit to the University, the First Lady who unveiled the building expressed satisfaction with the facilities put in place and thanked the Founder of the University, Prof. Adamu Abubakar Gwarzo for naming the School building after her.
She said, “I am delighted to be honored at this occasion and I am not taking it for granted as I will continue to support the youth because education is the key to freedom, ” she said.
She announced an N50 million endowment fund for the best-graduating students in law at the university.
The First Lady recalled that she did her one-year mandatory National Youth Service (NYSC) in Kano State where she stayed at the popular Sabon Gari area in the ancient city.
In his remark, the Founder of the university, Prof. Adamu Abubakar Gwarzo said MAAUN’s vision is to be a world-class university renowned in teaching, research, and service for global mankind.”
He said the mission of the university is to “offer the world with well educated and talented leaders and captains of industries by providing affordable and acceptable qualitative education and skills to all.”