The Emir of Kano, Aminu Ado Bayero, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to make life easier for the masses, Page 36 learnt.
The Monarch made the call when he received the President at his Palace, on Thursday.
He also appealed to the President to improve security and address inflation in the country.
His words: “We thank the President for this working visit, and to make his bond with this Royal House even stronger. It is their House already. We cannot quantify the number of his visits hear at different occasions, especially during the reign of the late Emir, both during celebrations and otherwise.
“We hope all his cabinet members will continue to do the right thing, especially where his ears could not reach.
“We hope to see the completion of this project (the Kano-Kaduna standard gauge rail) soon.
“We also call on the President to help make life easier for the masses, especially in the area of security and food security.”
On his part, the President Buhari stated that the visit was necessary, because the State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, has done the right thing with the State treasury, and wants the people to see.
He said: “I am happy with these projects. These are projects he inherited, but because they are people centred project, he was able to complete them and even add his own.
“I also feel that I cannot come to Kano, without coming to pay homage to his Highness. I am happy with what I see. Thank you so much.”
Earlier, Governor Ganduje stated that another history has been made in Kano.
“The President has come to Kano, to commission the groundbreaking of rail line from Kano to Kaduna, which is part of the railway lines between Lagos-Ibadan-Kaduna and Kano.
“There is also a similar rail line between Kano, Katsina, Jibiya, and Maradi in Niger Republic”, he said.
Apart from the groundbreaking ceremony of the Kano-Kaduna Standard Gauge Railway line, at Zawaciki area of the State, the President also commissioned the 3-layer Dangi interchange bridge, at Zaria Road, by Zoo Road, in the metropolis.
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