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BREAKING: First Lady to Nigerians: challenges will be over soon

She said Nigerians would soon begin to experience a new lease of life as the Bola Tinubu administration was working day and night to tackle the various challenges facing the country.

Senator Tinubu urged the citizens to be steadfast and support her husband’s administration with prayers to enable it implement its policies and programmes in order to take the country to greeter heights.

The First Lady spoke yesterday in Kano when she paid homage to the Emir of Kano, Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero, on her way to inaugurate projects at the Kano campus of Maryam Abacha American University of Nigeria (MAAUN).

Emir Ado Bayero had expressed his desire for the First Lady to personally convey his message to Mr. President.

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

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The Emir also commented on the planned relocation of some departments of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) to Lagos.

Emir Ado bayero said: “The hunger and starvation in the land, though didn’t start with this government, but the situation has become worse and needs urgent attention.

“The issue of insecurity is another serious problem we are facing. I know your government inherited it, but something more serious should be done to take care of the threats.

“We receive a series of messages from our people. One of such messages is the much-talked-about relocation of CBN and FAAN to Lagos. I think the government should come out clean on this matter and talk to Nigerians in the language they will understand. Do more enlightenment on this matter.

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“I cannot tell the actual intentions of the government. We should be made to actually understand why the relocation of the CBN and FAAN offices now to Lagos.”

The First Lady thanked the Emir for the warm reception accorded her and promised to take his message to the President.

Mrs. Tinubu was accompanied by Deputy Senate President Jubrin Barau; wife of the National Chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC), Hajiya Hafsat Abdullahi Ganduje; and the Minister of State for the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Mariya Mahmoud Bunkure, among others.

At MAAUN, the First Lady inaugurated the School of Law building named after her.

Mrs. Tinubu expressed satisfaction with the facilities at the university, thanking the founder, Prof. Adamu Abubakar Gwarzo, for naming the School of Law building after her.

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She also hailed Prof. Gwarzo, who is the Chairman of the university’s Governing Council, for his contribution towards uplifting the standard of education in Nigeria and beyond.

“I am delighted to be honoured 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,” Mrs. Tinubu said.

The First Lady announced a N50 million endowment fund for the best-graduating students in law at the university.

She recalled her one-year mandatory National Youth Service (NYSC) in Kano State when she stayed at Sabon Gari area of the city.

After the inauguration, the First Lady was conducted round the School of Law and the Murtala Ramat Mohammed Library.

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