The Emir of Kano, Alhaji Aminu Bayero, has appealed to the First Lady, Oluremi Tinubu, to pressure her husband, President Bola Tinubu, to address urgent issues such as hunger, starvation and insecurity plaguing the country.

The emir made the appeal when Tinubu's wife visited him in Kano on Monday

“Although we have several means of communicating our needs and requests to the government, your form and means are the safest way to inform the President of the real events in the country,” Bayero, who spoke through an interpreter, told the first lady .

The monarch said the hunger crisis “has become more alarming and needs urgent attention”.

He also urged Tinubu’s wife to pressure the president to address the growing insecurity.

“The issue of insecurity is another serious problem we face. I know that your government inherited this, but something more serious should be done to deal with the threats,” said Bayero.

The Emir also expressed concerns over the Federal Government's plan to relocate the offices of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria and the Central Bank of Nigeria from Abuja to Lagos.

“We should be made to really understand the reasons behind relocation. I, at least, cannot say the government’s real intentions,” said Bayero.

He called on the government to “come out clean” and clearly explain the rationale behind the relocations.

The Emir also advised the First Lady to move forward with her Renewed Hope Initiative Pet Program which aims to empower disadvantaged Nigerians.

On March 6, Tinubu condemned a weekend attack in Zamfara and Kano states where bandits went on the rampage.

A divisional police officer, an inspector and a watchman were reportedly killed during the attack in Maru local government in Zamfara state.

Similarly, in Kano State, unknown gunmen invaded the residence of a village chief and killed him in cold blood.