Plateau State Governor and factional Chairman of the Nigeria Governors Forum, Chief Jonah Jang, Sunday criticised the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Governor, Mallam Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, over his face-off with President Goodluck Jonathan, urging him to moderate his utterances as he was not bigger than Nigeria.
Jang’s criticism was contained in a statement in Abuja, by the NGF media office, signed by Kassim Yakubu.
Jang said as an appointee of the president, if there was any lack of trust between him and Jonathan, the only honourable thing for him to do was quit so that the president could appoint someone he would be comfortable to work with.
“If the relationship between the CBN governor and President Jonathan has become frosty, it is only logical that the president becomes uncomfortable knowing how sensitive the CBN is to his transformation agenda. Moreover, we elected the president to run the country and so we cannot be held hostage by an appointee of government if it is true that Mr. President has asked for the resignation of the CBN governor,” he added.
He warned that Jonathan should be allowed to run his government without unnecessary distractions, as he was voted as president by the people who trust him to pilot the nation’s affairs.