CBN: Mixed Reactions Trail Sanusi’s Suspension

This is happening only days after I wondered what kind of joke Nigeria was becoming with all those crazy figures allegedly stolen or misappropriated. Good that Sanusi is suspended (was too garrulous to be Governor of Central Bank anyway); now let him bring out his evidence and let the world challenge Jonathan to prove his innocence.


Lagos- Mixed reactions on Thursday trailed the suspension of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Governor, Malam Sanusi Lamido Sanusi by President Goodluck Jonathan.

Some financial experts, who spoke in Lagos, said that the suspension was timely.

The President suspended the CBN governor on Thursday, Feb. 20 and appointed CBN’s Deputy Director of Operations, Mrs Sarah Alade as the acting governor.

A former director in CBN and an Economist, Mr Titus Okunronmu said that Sanusi’s pronouncements of recent might have been responsible for his suspension.

Okunronmu said that Sanusi should have resigned a long time ago instead of denting his image by the suspension.

He said that the next CBN governor should be a core professional with multi-disciplinary experiences.

Mr Adebayo Adeleke, General Secretary, Independent Shareholders Association of Nigeria (ISAN) said that Sanusi’s suspension was long over-due.

Adeleke said that Sanusi’s tenure as CBN governor should be investigated by the…

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