By Olasunkanmi Akoni & Monsur Olowopejo
THE Oba of Lagos, Oba Riliwan Akiolu I; former Inspector-General of Police, Alhaji Musiliu Smith and Islamic clerics have called on the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to extend its investigation of the Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) of the five troubled banks to the former governor of Central Bank (CBN), Prof. Chukwuma Soludo, his deputy, Mr. Tunde Lemo and others.
Oba Akiolu disclosed this yesterday at the ninth Annual Ramadan lecture organised by Ansar-ud-Deen College, Isolo, saying the former CBN governor shielded the misdeed of all the bank CEOs when he was in office.
He discredited the reactions from some quarters that the ongoing special auditing in the banking sector is a threat from the northerners, adding that was long over due since the bank consolidation which reduced the banks in Nigeria to 25.
Earlier in his speaking, guest lecturer, Prof Shamsideen Elegba, said for the country to achieve its Vision 2020, the Federal Government and all the state governors must be ready to establish a Zakat (arms giving) administration board.
According to Elegba,â€œthis I believe will further take us closer to the Nigeria of our dream, where our children can grow up in peace and harmony and contribute to the development of a united and prosperous Nigeria.â€
He said this would further remove beggars from the streets, help widows, stop any â€œBoko Haramâ€ and create employment in the country.