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DON'T VICTIMISE CBN GOV, CLERIC WARNS LAWMAKERS

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A renowned Islamic scholar and preacher in Kano, Sheikh Abdul Jabbar Nasiru Kabara, has cautioned the members of the National Assembly against victimising Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Alhaji Sanusi Lamido Sanusi over his recent pronouncement.

Sheikh Abdul Jabbar, who is also the leader of the Muslim Youth Unity Association of West Africa, otherwise referred to as Ashabul Kahafi pointed out that any attempt by the lawmakers to victimise the CBN Governor under whatever guise would be resisted by Nigerians.

The Islamic scholar who spoke in Kano, yesterdayay, offered: 'What he (CBN governor) said was nothing but the truth and he spoke for the sake of the ordinary people of this country. Therefore, we shall sacrifice ourselves in order to ensure that no one hurts him under whatever guise; and any attempt to victimise him will be vehemently resisted by the Nigerian electorate.

'Exposing this gross inbalance meted out to the teeming populace of this great country is something that requires a very principled, trustworthy and fearless personality like Sanusi Lamido. Therefore, we want to commend his fearless nature.' According to him. 'it is regrettable that in Nigeria, if one tells the truth, then he would be a target of intimidation and victimisation.'

He said rather than threatening to remove the CBN Governor from his position, the lawmakers ought to seek ways of correcting the imbalance in the distribution of national wealth. 'With this development, government should try and find a way of addressing the unequal distribution of national wealth, in order to ensure the speedy growth and development of the country.

It is the position of our association that giving a whole 25 percent of the country's budget to the NASS is something too much and unjust to the people of this country.' Sheikh Jabbar equally said that his association was mobilising other groups and associations irrespective of their religious or political inclinations with a view to ensuring that people like CBN governor were encouraged to continue telling the truth.

'What we are going to do will be step-by-step. We are going to write an open letter to the National Assembly and the government on the need to do justice as well as address the imbalance. And if not satisfied, we shall organise a protest rally to the National Assembly,' he revealed.