CBN Governor, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi
The Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Malam Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, Saturday said that the decision to remove erring chief executive officers of some banks few years ago was not necessarily part of the reforms he intended to introduce in the banking sector.
But he made it clear that it was also normal that whoever is caught stealing must go to jail as obtained in other parts of the world.
Recalling that some people even saw this as a bold and tough step on his part, Sanusi said that Nigerians should understand that the action was not part of the reforms he intended to do, adding that it was just a normal thing, “that when you steal you go to jail, as it was obtained in other parts of the world”.
Sanusi in his remarks at a public lecture organised in his honour by Bayero University, Kano (BUK) on Saturday, added that he wanted to leave a legacy that is consistently focused on monetary policy reforms.
He called on all stakeholders in the Nigerian economy to always do the right things, and have the love of the country at heart.
He said” Iam open to criticism in order for me to harness idea and improve banking system in the country”.
The CBN Governor announced declined to say anything about the controversial introduction of N5000 note, maintaining that he had said enough on the issue.
Speaking also, his highness the Oba of Lagos, Oba Rilwan Babatunde Akiolu 1 advised politicians to change their attitude towards election by putting a stop tp rigging for democracy to rein well in the country. He said that the era of rigging is over in the country.
He said that Nigerians were now in the era of how to defend their rights, adding that leaders who will emerge on that process should stop electoral malpractices.
He called on the government to create jobs for the teeming population youths in the country, adding that employment opportunities among the youths will reduce unemployment and create awareness.