On Wednesday, some Kano city residents urged the incoming president, Sen. Bola Tinubu, to give the nation’s economy and security top priority.
A variety of locals in Kano who spoke with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) bemoaned how farming and business had suffered due to insecurity in some areas of the North.
Malam Bala Shehu, a farmer who lived there and expressed his joy at Tinubu’s victory, urged him to address the security issues in some areas of the North as soon as he took office.
He explained that in some areas of the states of Katsina, Kaduna, and Zamfara, farmers were unable to visit their farms due to the threat of kidnappers and gunmen.
He advised Tinubu to provide the security agencies with the necessary logistics and support to curb crimes during his administration.
Another resident, Alhaji Mamman Sa’idu, a civil servant, who expressed his happiness for peaceful conduct of the polls, urged Tinubu to consider the safety of the people and take proactive measures to improve the economy.
”I want to appeal to him to give priority to the security of lives and property of Nigerians and also improve the economy,” he explained.
Hajiya Maryam Sabo, an entrepreneur, who commended the Independent National Electoral Commission for credible polls, urged the president-elect to improve and diversify the economy.
She said that Nigeria’s over-dependence on oil could hinder economic growth, adding that there was the need for diversification.
Mrs Gloria Adewumi, a business woman, called on the president -elect to take urgent steps to revive the manufacturing sector so as to boost the local economy.
She advised the incoming government to reduce the tax rate so as to increase the volume of tax to enhance economic growth.
Adewumi also urged Tinubu to address the challenges in the education sector so as to address strike by university and polytechnic lecturers. (NAN)