I have no immediate plans to go into politics now, says former emir Sanusi

I have no immediate plans to go into politics now, says former emir Sanusi

- Former Kano Emir, Sanusi, has addressed the speculations over his alleged interest in political office ahead of 2023

- Sanusi said he does not have any immediate plans to go into partisan politics

- The former emir said he believed that elected office is not the only platform to make changes

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Former Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi II, has addressed speculations going round about his political ambition ahead of the 2023 elections, after leaving the Kano throne.

In an interview with Arise TV which was aired on Friday, September 4, the former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) said he has no immediate plans to go into partisan politics.

Sanusi said: “People have been talking to me about politics when I was in the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN). I have never had an interest in partisan politics.

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“The nature of my family is that we consider ourselves the leaders of all people and you know politics can be very divisive."

The former emir said he believed that elected office is not the only platform to make changes.

"I see my life as a life of service. I just don't think public service is limited to elected office."

I have no immediate plans to go into politics now, says former emir Sanusi
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Nevertheless, Sanusi said he does not have the ability to look into the future, but any opportunity he has to serve, he will take it if he knows he is capable of delivering.

"I have no immediate plans to go into politics now," he said, just as he disclosed his interest in going into academics.

Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Sanusi is going back to school as he was offered a fellowship programme at Oxford University.

The development was announced by the varsity's management committee of the African studies after the former emir's request was granted.

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Sanusi will resume in the centre in October for the 2020-2021 academic year and use the period to write a book based on his experience as a banker, public analyst, economy expert and former Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) governor.

In another report, Sanusi described nepotism as the worst form of corruption.

He made the assertion while speaking at a webinar themed The Sustainability of Society on Friday, July 17. According to Sanusi, corruption has impacted negatively on society.

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