The Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) has called for the immediate sack of the governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mr Sanusi Lamido Sanusi in a statement signed by its president Abdulwaheed Omar.
“It is obvious Sanusi was never qualified for the office of CBN governor in the first instance, and he must be asked to leave the office as he has shown more than enough incompetence and contempt for the Nigerian people”.
“We see in Sanusi an agent of death that must be defeated and crushed before he further destroys the Nigerian economy”.
Mr Omar accused the CBN chief of not implementing policies that have benefitted the Nigerian people and the economy.
“Since assumption of office as the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, all Sanusi’s major pronouncements have been either directly anti people or ruinous to the Nigerian economy”.
“And we need to ask Sanusi how much work he has successfully done in the CBN to reposition it to contemporary realities? He is surrounded with countless aides that are obviously not required by a man who believes that the Nigerian economy runs too high on overhead cost”.
The NLC also berated the bank chief’s call for the scrapping of the third tier of government claiming it is a pivotal part of the federal system of government that Nigeria is operating.
The NLC further canvassed for increased funding of local governments to enable “them function properly as required under a federal system”.
The statement also said “The truth, which Sanusi as a beneficiary is running away from, is that corruption has become a real burden on the economy and it should be the only priority item on the table of any serious government. Even if you sack all the workers in Nigeria, any amount saved from that will be stolen and the culprits will walk in freedom”.