Muhammad Sanusi II, emir of Kano, has called on the government of President Muhammadu Buhari to seek the advice of experts in tackling the current economic crisis.
Sanusi gave the advice at the Government House, Kano, during the traditional Sallah Durbar (Hawan Nasarawa).
He said consulting experts would help in enunciating appropriate solutions to the crisis, and reduce the hardship of the people.
The former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) urged wealthy Nigerians to support the less-privileged in order to alleviate their sufferings.
He asked Nigerians, irrespective of religious beliefs and political inclinations, to continue praying for economic growth and development of the country.
He also urged the people of Kano to remain law-abiding and be their brother’s keeper, irrespective of their religious or ethnic background.
Sanusi appealed to the state government to help the people acquire skills that would make them self-reliant.
In his remarks, Hafiz Abubakar, acting governor of the state, said paying salary of workers was not a privilege but an obligation, which the state had continued to meet.
He pointed out that the economic crunch had made it difficult for at least 28 states in the country to pay workers’ salary.
Abubakar said the state government was spending N62 million weekly for the feeding of boarding school students across the state.
He called on the people to continue to pray for peace, unity and progress in the country.