Former Emir, Lamido Sanusi Describes Buhari's Govt As A Complete Mess

By Damilare Adeleye

The former Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Lamido Sanusi II has spoken bitterly about the inadequacies of the present government. The ex-CBN governor made this known on Thursday during a leadership colloquium and award ceremony of the Akinjide Adeosun Foundation (AAF) in Lagos state.

In his presentation, he expressed emphatically that the nation is in a complete mess.

“And if anybody does not understand that we are in a complete mess, we are. We were in a deep hole in 2015. And between 2015 and now, we have been digging ourselves into a deeper hole. “We thought we had a big problem in 2015. 2015 is nothing, compared to what will happen in 2023. We have terrorism, we have banditry, we have inflation, we have an unstable exchange rate, and the worst thing is that those in leadership actually think we are going to thank them when they leave office.”

Sanusi lambasted those at the helm of affairs stating that they have no sense of urgency. He stated that the current revenue of the nation cannot even service debt at present. He decried that there are so many people out there who are competent and vibrant to do a good job but have been denied the opportunity.

Sanusi lashed out bitterly, blaming political leaders for the current crisis that has befallen Nigeria over the past few years.

In his statement he described Nigeria leaders as people with no vision - vision about: unity, stability etc.

“What is our vision for Nigeria? Do we have a vision of one country? Do we have a vision of one united country, that lives peacefully with itself – diverse, multicultural, multi-religious but one? And these things are not self-contradictory. Where did we get it wrong? he asked. “Leaders after leaders, most of those who have ruled did not have a vision for a united Nigeria. How would you like to be remembered after eight years as a President, after eight years as a governor, eight years as a minister, and eight years as Governor of CBN?"

Former CBN governor and former Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II has become the highlight of the just concluded Nasarawa Investment Summit 2022 (#NIS2022). In a very witty fashion, Sanusi displayed his humorous prowess by throwing a sleek shade at the ruling party APC in a prayer. His prayer threw the entire atmosphere into laughter including the former President of Ghana, John Mahama who was also present at the event.