The First Lady, Senator Oluremi Tinubu, was encouraged yesterday by the Emir of Kano, Aminu Ado Bayero, to inform her husband, President Bola Tinubu, that Nigerians are suffering as a result of the nation’s economic crisis.
The message was delivered by the monarch to Senator Tinubu when she visited the palace on her way to the Maryam Abacha American University of Nigeria, MAAUN, in Kano, where she was attending the naming ceremony for a new building.
Even while Bayero acknowledged that the difficulties were inherited, he asked President Tinubu to step up measures to lessen the nation’s economic misery and address insecurity.
As part of efforts to lessen the suffering that Nigerians are going through, the Kano monarchy spoke as Deputy Senate President Senator Barau Jibrin urged the 36 governors and chairmen of the 774 local government areas to deliver food to the populace immediately.
Tinubu’s message from Emir
“Even though we have multiple ways to inform the government of our needs and requests, you are the most reliable source to inform the President of the events taking place in the nation,” stated Bayero.
“Even though this government wasn’t the cause, we learn on a daily basis that people are suffering due to excessive living expenses and the high cost of necessities. Although the government is undoubtedly working, more has to be done to lessen the hardship that the populace endures.
Taking the fight to insecurity
“Insecurity is yet another major issue we are dealing with. I am aware that your government inherited it, but there are threats to be addressed, and that calls for more serious action.
“Acquire additional knowledge about this subject. We should be able to comprehend the government’s aims, even though I am unable to predict why the CBN and FAAN headquarters have moved to Lagos.
Senator Tinubu: “My husband has good intentions for Nigerians.”
Prior to this, Senator Oluremi Tinubu encouraged Nigerians to put up with her husband’s administration’s economic hardships, expressing hope that things will improve since the president truly cares about the nation.
She expressed her gratitude for the warm greeting she received from the Kano State Government and her happiness at the applause she got from the schoolchildren who gathered by the roadside to wave at her as she made her way to the Emir’s palace.
Senate urges governors and LG chairmen to release grains to people.
In the meantime, Governors and Council Chairmen are being pushed to give grains to the populace as soon as possible by Deputy Senate President Jibrin, who praised President Tinubu for directing the release of 102,000 tonnes of rice, maize, millet, and other food items to alleviate the high cost of food in the nation.
On Thursday, the Federal Government issued an order for the distribution of 102,000 tons of grains to Nigerians through the Special Presidential Committee on Emergency Food Intervention, which is led by Chief of Staff Femi Gbajabiamila.
In a statement, Jibrin’s Special Advisor on Media and Publicity, Ismail Mudashir, stated that the action will significantly lessen the impact of the nation’s growing commodity prices.
As part of his efforts to solve the issue, Senator Jibrin said that he would be distributing rice to 200,000 households in the coming days. He stated, “At this difficult time, we should all support the Federal Government to address the issues our nation is currently facing. As everyone is aware, food prices are rising worldwide, and this also affects our nation.
“In light of this, I beg state and local governments to provide food to those in need nationwide in order to mitigate the impact of the increase in food prices.”