Former governorof the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, ChukwumaSoludo, and former minister of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT,Nasir el-Rufai, have resigned their membership of the THISDAYeditorial board, the newspaper has reported.
Soludo resigned to pursue his governorship ambition in AnambraState on the platform of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA.
On the other hand, El-Rufai’s resignation from the Board is to enable him devote his attention to his new position as the deputy national secretary of the All Progressives Congress, APC.
During his membership of the THISDAY Editorial Board, Soludo ran a bi-monthly column titled: ‘The Soludo Solution’, which focused on evidence-based policy analysis of African and Nigerian economic developments.
The column, which began running in August 2012, specialised in macroeconomics, monetary policy, public finance and fiscal policy, financial systems, institutional economics and political economy.
El-Rufai also ran a popular, sometimes controversial column in the newspaper and it is speculated that he nurses a presidential ambition.