Emir of the CBN? Sanusi Lamido explains himself

by Stanley Azuakola

Somehow, the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mallam Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, felt that he had to respond to the criticisms which came his way as a result of his uncommon work attire yesterday.

Here’s what did the governor – and prince – had to say:

For starters, he didn’t plan to show up in office with the chieftaincy garb, no, not at all. He only did it because workers of the CBN (who must love him so much) asked him to do so. And he has a record of being a listening governor, you know.

The explanation was given by the CBN spokesman, Ugo Okoroafor, who stated “for the avoidance of doubt,” that Mallam Sanusi wasn’t even on duty on the said day. He said, ““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.”

It would be recalled that Mallam Sanusi was turbaned on Friday last week as the Dan Maje Kano by the Emir of Kano, Alhaji Ado Bayero.
Pictures of his appearance in office, in which he dressed in flowing chieftaincy regalia, circulated widely, prompting this response.

Okay, Mallam. We heard you.

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