Former  Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, and deposed Emir of Kano, Lamido Sanusi, has said that he will continue to speak and air his views to defend and rebuild Nigeria.

Deposed Emir of Kano, Lamido Sanusi

Sanusi said this in Abuja on Saturday, 6th August, 2022, at a stage play titled “Emir Sanusi: Truth in Time”.

“Truth in Time”, is a stage play that depicts the life and times of the 14th Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi.

The play was written by a professor of Drama at the Redeemer University, Ahmed Yerima, and produced by the Executive Chairman, Duke of Somolu Productions, Mr. Joseph Edgar.

Sanusi said that he would be ungrateful to God if he expressed regret or sadness over his removal as emir in spite of positions he occupied in life.

“I don’t think that God has taken anything away from me. So, I have no regret” he said.

According to him, these traditional rulers gave their bits to serve this country.

“We have a long history of service to this country. My father as first Director- General of Nigeria Intelligence Agency set up the agency in1960, the record is there to see.

“My parents, grandparents and great grandparents gave their lives to build this country.

“We will continue to devote energy to build this country. It doesn’t belong to anyone; it belongs to all of us”, Sanusi stressed.

The 14th Emir said he had what it took to contribute to nation-building because of his long history of service to the country.

Sanusi Lamido Sanusi

Sanusi Lamido Sanusi served as the Chief Risk Officer at the United Bank for Africa, and at First Bank, and also as the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria; as Emir of Kano for six years and currently has a politico-spiritual authority over the second largest Sufi order, with over 30 million adherents as Khalifah, Tijaniyat Movement of Nigeria.

Story: Asma’u Sani