Prominent northern Civil Rights activist and President of Civil Rights Congress (CRC), Comrade Shehu Sani has said the suspension from office of Malam Lamido Sanusi as Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) is against the law as he (president) would require the approval of the Senate to do that.
Sani, however, faulted Sanusi for seating tight until he was relieved of his duty at the apex bank, saying he ought to have resigned his appointment after opening a can of worms on corruption in the government.
He said, “The removal of the CBN Governor goes contrary to the law that requires the consent and assent of a two- third majority of the members of the Senate. The suspended CBN governor has done his patriotic duty by revealing the regime of theft and monumental corruption that characterized the President Goodluck Jonathan’s administration and the NNPC.
“Without Sanusi, Nigerians could not have known the level of dubious roguery that was the NNPC. The NNPC has become a state in itself. Ironically, the same Sanusi who supported the removal of petroleum subsidy on the ground that ‘the money wasted in subsidy is better used for infrastructural development has found himself in the point of revealing the theft of that money.
“We appreciate Sanusi’s courage. However, the ethical thing for Sanusi to do having made such patriotic revelations is to resign from the thieving government and not to continue to hang on until he was booted out by the government.
“Under President Jonathan, life has become so cheap and the national treasury has become so porous. In the North east, insurgents continue to batter lives and in Abuja bureaucrats continue to batter the treasury with reckless abandon. Nigeria bleeds physically and financially. Nigeria has become a land of mass murder and monumental thievery”.