by Roqeebah Olaoniye
Emir of Kano and former Central Bank Governor, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, yesterday distinguished himself from the bunch. Yet again. We gave you The Thread HERE.
However you choose to feel about him, you’ll have to admit that the man is worth listening to. So to get your day going, we compiled 5 of the Emir’s quotes from way back and now that should help us regain some perspective:
“Nigeria is not an oil rich country. We are an oil producing country.”
“The task of the intellectual is not one of blending into the opaque consciousness of the tumultuous mob around him, his voice drowned in a cacophony of misdirected protests. His task is to remind them of who they are and what they ought to be. “
Which is exactly what he did yesterday.
“The more the matter is addressed the better or there would be return of the long queues at the filling stations.”
Who is listening? CBN? Oil marketers? Buhari?
“Do not say that government money had been stolen. Name the thief. We named human beings—the management that stole the money in the name of borrowing, the gamblers that took depositors funds to speculate on the stock market and manipulate share prices, the billionaires and captains of industry whose wealth actually was money belonging to the poor which they ‘borrowed’ and refused to pay back”
Hey 9 banks!
And finally, away from the political landscape, something millennials should pay a little more attention to:
“There are a hundred things a young man wants to be. But all you need to do is look at two or three things and you’ll be amazed at how by holding onto one or two simple rules you can define yourself”
Drops the Mic.