Kano Emirate’s Family Celebrates Sanusi’s Suspension

Channels Television  
Updated February 22, 2014

The Members of the Kano emirate called Dabo Family Women Association have gathered to celebrate the suspension of the Central Bank of Nigeria’s governor, Sanusi Lamido. 

Addressing a news conference at the Emir’s palace on Saturday, a family member, Hajia Binta Sanusi, said that the suspension was “an honour done to their son who served his country truthfully and was later rewarded with mischievous allegations”.

The women, comprising mothers, sisters and in-laws of the suspended apex bank governor, seemed happy even when some Nigerians have condemned the suspension.

They said there was no course for alarm, as Sanusi had proved to be trust worthy, having transformed the Nigerian economy in five years.

The CBN governor was suspended on allegations of financial recklessness, an claim the women called baseless, saying their son and brother is not a thief.

Sanusi Considering Farming

The Kano Emirate Council in a press statement signed by the Galadima of Kano, Tijhani Hashim, called for an immediate reinstatement of Mr Sanusi.

The statement further accused the Federal Government of witch-hunting the CBN governor over his position on the $20 billion diverted by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation. Sanusi had accused the corporation of not remitting the said $20 billion into the Federation Account.

Sanusi told Channels Television that if called back he would not take the job, insisting that he had made a mark within the less than 5-year period he had held the position.

“The suspension is like taking a burden off my shoulders. I am looking at going into farming. I have discovered that Tomatoes cost much on the streets of Lagos and London and there is a lot of profit,” Sanusi said.