Jonathan appoints Emir of Kano, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, pro- chancellor of UNIBEN
PRESIDENT Goodluck Jonathan has appointed former Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, and Emir of Kano, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi (Muhammad Sanusi II), as the pro-chancellor of the University of Benin, Edo State.
The letter of appointment was conveyed to Sanusi at his palace on Monday by the Minister of Education, Ibrahim Shekarau.
The former CBN boss, it will be recalled, was the one who made the allegation that close to $50 billion was missing from the accounts of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation ( later revised to $20 billion), whihic was later to haunt President Jonathan in the recent general elections, as opposition latched into the allegations to underscore the I,age of a corrupt administration which it was fighting to stick on President Jonathan and his team.
An Abuja- based social commentator Uche Ejiofor said that this appointment further underscores President Jonathan’s large heart and his meekness.
Sanusi expressed gratitude to God for the appointment.
he said, “I’m saying this because as the governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria then, I came to the rescue of the university by spending N500 million to construct a bridge yearned for by the university for over 30 years.
“If at that time one told me I would reap the reward of that job almost immediately I would not agree, but today, in Allah’s favour, I’m being appointed the pro-chancellor of the university, something that is telling one that he should always think of being good not only to his close people but to everybody far and near.”
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