Presidency Refutes Planned Probe of Former CBN Governors

Former CBN Governor, Charles Soludo
Former CBN Governor, Charles Soludo

President Muhammadu Buhari has refuted media reports that the federal government was planning to probe the tenures of two former Governors of Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, who recently offered strong criticism of his administration.

The Emir of Kano, Lamido Sanusi and Charles Soludo, two former governors of CBN, have expressed opinions many considered as very critical of the Buhari administration. The two sounded strong warnings to the Buhari administration on its handling of the economy.

It led to social media speculations that the Federal Government had concluded arrangements to probe the tenures of the two former CBN governors over their views on the state of the nation’s economy.

The reports further alleged that Sanusi and Soludo had been put on “the watch list of the government for some alleged anomalies that occurred during their tenures as head of the Nigeria’s apex bank’’.



    Sanusi, who is now the Emir of Kano, said the government risked ending up like the former Jonathan administration if it failed to make necessary reforms, while Soludo said the government’s effort against corruption was merely aimed at the “symptoms” and not the causes.

    The News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, reported Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to President Muhammadu Buhari, as saying in a tweeted message, that the presidency was not aware that Sanusi and Soludo would be probed for offering suggestions to the president.

    “The check I made today indicated that the presidency is unaware of the reported probe of Sarkin Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi 11 and Prof. Soludo.

    “Where did that report come from? Under our constitution which President Muhammadu Buhari swore to uphold, it is not a crime to offer suggestions,’’ he said.

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