Governor Mukhtar Ramalan Yero of Kaduna state has denied news making the rounds that he is making moves to succeed the governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Sanusi Lamido Sanusi whose five-year tenure will expire in June 2014.
Yero who was sworn in as governor last November following the death of Patrick Yakowa in a chopper crash, denied the report yesterday in a statement by his media aide, Ahmed Maiyaki.
“While we may have ignored this insinuation as another handiwork of mischief makers, it is pertinent to put the record straight in the interest of providing accurate information to the people of Kaduna State and beyond, to save them from falling gullible to falsehood.
“We wish to state categorically that His Excellency is completely devoted to delivering democracy dividends to the people of Kaduna state, to justify the mandate giving to this administration by the people.
“His Excellency remains committed and focused to providing purposeful leadership that will bring about rapid transformation of Kaduna state. His preoccupation at the moment is how to draw up and execute comprehensive master plan that would improve the overall living conditions of the entire people of Kaduna state,” the statement said.
Information Nigeria learnt that two serving state governors have intensified lobbying to succeed Sanusi in the event his tenure is not renewed by the FG.