Zainab Bayero Urges Tinubu On Nigeria’s Economy, Laments Kano Emirate Tussle

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One of the daughters of the late Emir of Kano, Alhaji Ado Bayero, and the Advocate of Good Governance, Zainab Ado Bayero, has urged President Bola Tinubu to fix Nigeria’s economy as most citizens and families are struggling to survive.

The President clocked one year in office on Wednesday, May 29 and Zainab has urged him to implement policies and programmes that would positively impact the masses.

The filmmaker is the daughter of the late Emir of Kano, Ado Abdullahi Bayero, who ascended the throne on October 22, 1963, and died on June 6, 2014, at the age of 83.

In an interview with newsmen ahead of her father’s 10th posthumous anniversary, Zainab bemoaned the challenging economic environment, ethnic divisions, and the Kano emirate scuffle.

“The President should take his time and try to tackle the economic situation in Nigeria. I mean the inflation, increasing market and fuel prices are having a great strain on the daily lives of the citizens,” she said.

“The President should also unite Nigerians; there’s a lot of hate and anger amongst different tribes. I believe if the citizens feel safe and are able to afford basic necessities such as food, shelter, and school fees, they would have hope in their nation.”

Speaking on her father’s legacy, Zainab described the late revered traditional ruler as “a man of great attributes and a man of peace, who believed in the unity of Nigeria.”

“His greatest legacy was being a peacemaker. He always took up the mantle to preach calm during the most turbulent times in Nigeria. He was the emir of a very volatile city but regularly encouraged his people to resist violence or aggression.

“My dad was a patriot; he believed in the unity of this great country. He was a man who believed that every Nigerian, irrespective of their tribe or religion, should live in peace and harmony,” the royal family member added.

On the emirate leadership tussle in Kano, Zainab described it as “a very unfortunate situation”, and appealed to all parties involved to handle the matter with caution.

“The Kano emirate has existed for a thousand years. Yes, there have been and will always be battles for supremacy in the quest for power, particularly in royal families. However, traditional institutions should be respected and not used as a pawn in political games,” she advised.

New Telegraph

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