Gov Jang advises Sanusi to quit now
Plateau State Governor, Chief Jonah Jang, on Sunday cautioned the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Governor, Mallam Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, over his unguarded utterances on issues that concern President Goodluck Jonathan.
Jang, a factional chairman of the Nigerian Governors’ Forum (NGF), advised Sanusi to quit if he finds himself out of sinc with the government.
Jang, in a statement in Abuja by Kassim Yakubu of the NGF media office, 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.
According to him, Nigerians put their trust in Jonathan to pilot the affairs of the nation when they voted him in as president and, therefore, he should be allowed to run his government without unnecessary distractions, especially from appointees who serve at the pleasure of the president.