By Ademola Adeleye
The Emir of Kano, Alhaji Aminu Ado, has sent a message to President Bola Tinubu: Nigerians are suffering.
The Emir who was receiving the wife of the president, Oluremi Tinubu during a courtesy call at his palace in Kano said Nigerians are facing difficult times due to the high cost of living in the country.
The Emir said: “Although we have several means of communicating to him (President) on our needs and requests, yours (Oluremi) is certainly a sure way to the President.
“I want to admit that you inherited this situation, but the horrific decline in the standard of living under your administration is alarming and deserves urgent attention. The issue of insecurity is another serious problem confronting us as a people, and of course, I know your government inherited it, but something more serious should be done to take care of the threats.”
The Emir who spoke in Hausa but was translated into English by a senior palace counsellor, said, “We are indeed suspicious on why Mr. President single-handedly relocated key departments of CBN, and outright relocation of FAAN to Lagos.
“We are receiving a series of messages from my subjects, and most of them expressed concern over the relocation of CBN and FAAN to Lagos.”
Asking the federal government to “come out clean on this matter and talk to Nigerians in the languages they would understand.”
He said: “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 back to Lagos.”