My colleagues persuaded me to come to office in chieftaincy regalia – Sanusi

Channels Television  
Updated June 14, 2012

The governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Lamido Sanusi on Thursday explained his unusual appearance in the office in chieftaincy attire.

Speaking through the CBN spokesperson, Ugo Okoroafor, Mr Sanusi said that it was his colleagues in the bank that persuaded him to come to the office in his chieftaincy garb

On Friday last week, Mr Sanusi was turbaned the Dan Maje Kano by the Emir of Kano, Ado Bayero.
According to the CBN spokesman, Mr Sanusi was “not on duty” the day he appeared in office in the regalia.

“For the avoidance of doubt we want to use this medium to state that the CBN Governor was on a short break, and was not on duty on the said day.

“Malam Sanusi flew into Abuja after the ceremony and when staff got wind of his presence they persuaded him to pass through the office so that they could see the new Dan Maje.”

The CBN governor on Wednesday caused a commotion at the apex bank’s headquarters in Abuja when he appeared in his traditional chieftaincy attire.

Members of staff ran for dear life when the usual smart looking governor stormed the office in a long regalia, with face almost covered, hardly before they could recognize their boss.