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Why I was sacked as CBN Governor, removed as Emir of Kano – Sanusi opens up

SWhy I was sacked as CBN Governor, removed as Emir of Kano – Sanusi opens up

Former Emir of Kano, and one time Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria [CBN] Mohammadu Sanusi has disclosed why he was sacked and remived from the two exalted positions.

Sanusi stated that his attitude of speaking the truth to those in power cost him his positions.

The former CBN Governor disclosed this while speaking at the closing ceremony of the AIG Public Leadership Programme Class of 2021, in Abuja, yesterday.

According to Sanusi, he has “always stood to speak the truth to power, reason I was removed as CBN governor and Emir of Kano, but that did not stop me from doing what I see as the right thing.”


He lamented that Civil Servants have traded their conscience for personal gains.

Stressing that civil servants no longer perform their duties creditably, Sanusi said: “over 80 per cent of them have lost their conscience for personal gains.”

Also speaking, the Chairman and Co-founder of Aig-Imoukhuede Foundation, Aigboje Aig-Imoukhuede said the foundation spent £563,000 in training 49 top civil servants for the Public Leaders’ Programme Class of 2021.

He disclosed that having partnered with the University of Oxford’s Blavatnik School of Government, the foundation drew top executives as beneficiaries from across Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs).

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