|DR SARAH ALADE IMMEDIATE LEFT|
Apparently the FG couldn’t take anymore again, the audacity and impunity with which the erstwhile Governor of the CBN had acted all this while, so they acted today with force, clamping down on the very outspoken Prince of Kano, Mallam Sanusi Lamido Sanusi by placing him on suspension, though his tenure was only just remaining a few more months.
Since the former CBN Governor had said at one time that he couldn’t be sacked except by the House of Assembly, many had thought that he had become a bone in the throat of the powers that be in the Presidency and some of their supporters and had felt that the FG would have to make do and manage the so called excesses of the man, till the middle of the year. His outspokenness and his air of invincibility had irked many who had called severally for him to be axed.
But with the suspension placed on him now and the immediate appointment of an acting Governor, the FG might have played a masterstroke and most assuredly might get away with it. The only 2 institutions that might ask for a reversal of the suspension are the House of Assembly & the law courts.
With the former, they can be convinced to foot drag and just act as if they are enraged while acting out a script. The reason for that might not be unconnected with the fact that the same CBN Governor had at one point accuse them of enjoying unnecessarily the Country’s largesse. With the courts, it just depends also, there’s just the 50/50 chance of an injunction to maintain status quo ante. If many would readily recall how the FG dealt with the former President of the Court of Appeal, Justice Ayo Isa Salami of the Judiciary. With all the court injunctions given in favour of Justice Salami; they just continued on as if nothing had happened until the man reached the retirement age and just had to go.
The way it is now, the FG has not fully sacked him, Mallam Sanusi Lamido Sanusi might have played into the hands of a thoroughly embarrassed & unforgiven FG.
So this might be the right time to say bye-bye to the great Mallam Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, who came, saw and conquered at the height of his career. The Prince of Kano’s suspension was announced by the SA to the President on Media & Publicity, Dr. Reuben Abati who also announced the name of the acting Governor, Dr. Sarah Alade. Dr. Alade is currently the most senior, Deputy Governor at the CBN.
The 52 years old, would be 53 on July 31, 2014. He was appointed as the CBN Governor on June 3, 2009, succeeding Prof. Charles Chukwuma Soludo. He would have been