- Former emir of Kano, Alhaji Sanusi Lamido said on Saturday, August 14 that Nigeria had made zero progress since 1981
- Nigeria’s GDP per capita on purchasing power parity had gone through a cycle where it grew and plummeted to nearly the amount it was 40 years ago
- Meanwhile, he said that the government must make the economy grow for the sake of ordinary Nigerians
Former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Alhaji Muhammad Sanusi, has revealed that Nigeria made no progress in 40 years.
According to him, though he has paid the price for speaking the truth, Nigerians were the ones paying the real price “in form of poverty, insecurity, and high rate of inflation”, the Cable added.
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“Calling me an enemy or critic will not make those facts go away. So, anywhere we go, we must face these facts. I have tried not to say much, not because there is nothing to say or because I am afraid of speaking. The reason I have not spoken much in the last two years is because, I don’t even have to say anything anymore, because all the things we were warning about have come.
“According to the World Bank, where were we in 2019? At this rate, in the next two years, in terms of purchasing power parity, the average income of a Nigerian would have gone back to what it was in 1980 under Shehu Shagari. That means in 40 years, we made zero progress; 40 years wasted."
I have no intention to join politics - Sanusi
Legit.ng reported that to those expecting him to contest for the governorship position of Kano state Sanusi II, has made his intention known.
The former emir declared that he has no intention of running for any political position in the country.
Going further, he promised to continue educating the public on the right candidates to vote for during elections. He disclosed this at a meeting of the Muqaddimai and Shaykhs of the sect for the first time since his appointment as Caliph.
Tell us why you sacked Sanusi, shut media houses, Nigerians tackle Jonathan over comment on abuse of power
Legit.ng had also reported that following the statement made by Goodluck Jonathan that he did not abuse power as the number one citizen of the country, Nigerians have asked the former president to explain why he sacked the ex-governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Sanusi Lamido Sanusi.
Jonathan made this known while speaking at the 50th birthday celebration of Charles Osazuwa, the president of the Rock of Ages Christian Assembly, held in Benin, Edo state capital, on Sunday, May 16. Legit.ng gathered that Jonathan, who led the country from 2010 to 2015, said when he joined politics, he decided not to use his position to punish people.
Reacting to Jonathan's comments, some Nigerians took to their Twitter pages to cite instances during Jonathan's tenure when he allegedly abused power while others opined that his comment shows weakness.