‘Let rich men help the needy to ameliorate hardship’ — Emir of Kano



Uba Group

The Emir of Kano, Aminu Ado Bayero, has advised rich Nigerians to help the needy, as some of them go to bed for two or more days without eating.

Speaking with newsmen in commemoration of World First Aid Day, Bayero, who said Nigerians were facing difficult times, appealed to citizens to help one another, irrespective of religion, tribe and culture, in order to build a peaceful society.

“I am appealing to the rich among communities across Nigeria to assist the needy around them facing hardships and hunger due to the current difficult economic situation in the country,” the Emir said.

Bayero further urged Nigerians to remain hopeful, saying the present economic situation is not permanent and will be “a thing of the past as no condition is permanent.”

The Emir who advised citizens to “support and assist one another” and not limit such gestures to “times of disaster,” said rendering assistance to the needy can also be described as aid, noting that presently, “more people are in need of assistance.

“We will not relent on our call to the government as we inform them of the hardship being faced by the people. We call on them to find solutions to the hardships being faced by the people, especially those that are weak among us.”