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Sanusi tackling economic problem wrong way – Ex-Rep

By AbdulSalam Muhammad

KANO – Second Republic legislator, Junaid Mohammed has accused the CBN Governor, Sunusi Lamido Sunusi of approaching the Nigerian economic problem the wrong way.

Junaid in an exclusive chat with Vanguard in Kano against the backdrop of media report of plan to introduce a new currency in the country, noted that such move was uncalled for at this time.

“The introduction of new naira note is not a priority, and being the Governor of CBN is an honour, a very powerful position in the country. But I am wary the way the current governor is going about his duties.

Mohammed who was in the House of Representatives in the Second Republic lamented that the action of the CBN Governor contradicted the position he had found himself.

“Although he has not violated any law, but you can do the right thing the wrong way, you can also do the wrong  thing the right way. He is doing the right thing but the way he goes about talking to himself, is very unfortunate and it is not healthy for the system,” Junaid said.

The former lawmaker lamented that Sansui had by his action and pronouncement relegated himself to chief economic spokesman of Yar’Adua’s government, maintaining that such untoward demeanor tends to compromise his position as the monetary officer of the country.

According to the PRP stalwart, “the CBN Governor thinks that beyond the man in charge of monetary policy and the man in charge of superintending the banking industry, he is now the economic spokesman of the country, we are in serious problems.”

He accused the CBN Governor of shying away from the harsh economic reality through absence of a sound policy to address the poverty level of the citizens, stressing that the current effort by the apex bank is not the priority of the Nigerian economy at the moment.

He advised the CBN Governor to exploit the instruments of his office  to regenerate employment and bring down poverty level, pointing out that it is through the holistic approach that tension will be reduced in several flash points in the country.


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