The former Governor of the Central Bank
of Nigeria, CBN, and Emir of Kano, Lamido Sanusi, has threatened to
resign from the throne, if the kingship position would hinder him from
speaking the truth.
Speaking in Abuja, during the first
annual Chibok Girls lecture, on Friday, the Emir who was represented by
his daughter, Shahida Sanusi, at the programme, said the Monarch had
dedicated his life to the truth.
This came as messages on and off the
social media, have accused the Emir of squandering N3 billion of Kano
emirate’s money, on buying two Rolls Royce and on hiring chartered
Sanusi was also accused of “kissing,
holding, and romancing ladies in public”, with the picture of him
hugging a woman in public.
It was learnt that the government is set to investigate his financial deals, which may lead to his arrest and dethronement.
Reacting, Sanusi’s daughter said: “My
father is not afraid of giving up his throne, if it stands in the way of
speaking the truth. Those who think that my father would keep quiet
because he wants to hold on to his throne, I think they don’t know my
“I know that he has always wanted to be
the Emir of Kano, but to him if it comes between what is right, what his
conscience tells him, and choosing the throne, he would happily give up
“My father has always been a part of one controversy or the other, and it’s normal for us. We are not scared anymore.
“And honestly, he has been a source of
inspiration and pride. He never fails to fight. He fights for progress,
liberty, justice, and equality. Those who think they know my father
should know that he will never be silenced by blackmail and
intimidation. He lost his position once as the Governor of the Central
Bank of Nigeria (CBN), and I remember his quote, that you can suspend a
man, but you can never suspend the truth. I know he does not mind being
the most unpopular Emir, so long he speaks the truth.’’
Before now, Sanusi had called on all
religious and traditional leaders, to refrain from beating their wives,
adding that, they will lose their titles if they do so.
He also corrected the “Islamically
incorrect” views of Abdulaziz Yari, the Governor of Zamfara State, who
said meningitis is a product of fornication.
Last weekend in Morocco, Sanusi said
Zamfara State started the implementation of Sharia in Nigeria, but now
has the highest poverty rate in the country.