“We Will Not Accept It”: Ndume Warns Tinubu Over Relocating CBN, FAAN Offices To Lagos

“We Will Not Accept It”: Ndume Warns Tinubu Over Relocating CBN, FAAN Offices To Lagos

  • Senator Ali Ndume said northerners will not accept the plan to relocate the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) to Lagos.
  • Ndume, representing Borno South senatorial district, said Tinubu is being misled by some "Lagos boys"
  • The federal lawmaker said he is sure President Tinubu will reverse the decision because it is not well thought out

Legit.ng journalist Adekunle Dada has over 5 years of experience covering metro and government policy

FCT, Abuja - The Chairman, the Senate Committee on the Army, Senator Ali Ndume, has warned President Bola Tinubu against moving some departments of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) to Lagos.

Ndume said there will be political consequences if President Tinubu goes ahead with the plan.

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Ndume warns Tinubu over relocating CBN, FAAN to Lagos
Ndume says Tinubu is being misled to relocate CBN and FAAN offices to Lagos Photo Credit: @Malindume/@officialABAT
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He stated this during an interview on Channels Television’s Politics Today on Tuesday, January 23.

The lawmaker said President Tinubu is being misled by a cartel he termed “Lagos Boys”, who do not know how Nigeria works and will not be able to help the president when the repercussions come.

“We will not accept it. Besides, you know, they are not doing any favour to Mr. President, because this will have political consequences. Yes. I’m telling you this.
“And these guys who are just sitting down there, trying to hang on to Mr. President will not be there to amend the political mistakes or even to correct it because they don’t know anybody. They only know their offices. And they only know that they have brains.”

He, however, said he is confident Tinubu will reverse the decision because he is a nationalist and the decision is not well thought out, ThisDay reported.

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“I’m very sure, I’m very confident that Mr President will look at this because he’s a nationalist, not just a Lagos man.”

He added that:

“This is a decision that is not well thought out. And I think the president will reverse it. I’m confident that. And if that does not happen, of course, this is democracy and we know what to do.”

“Northerners should not provoke anyone”: Clark warns

Legit.ng earlier reported that the Northern Senators Forum's (NSF) decision to reject the planned relocation of the CBN and the FAAN from Abuja to Lagos has generated a lot of uproar across the country.

The NSF alleged lopsidedness in the allocation of resources in the 2024 budget against the North.

Reacting to the protest by some Northern groups, South-South leader, Chief Edwin Clark, said the Northerners should not provoke.

Moghalu weighs in on office relocation plans

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Legit.ng earlier reported that Kingsley Moghalu expressed his support for the CBN's plans to relocate key departments from Abuja to its Lagos office.

This decision has stirred reactions by some Nigerians and some workers at the CBN reportedly expressing “disquiet” about the move.

On Friday, January 12th, the CBN issued a circular outlining its plan to decongest its Abuja headquarters, citing exceeding occupancy levels and concerns over health and safety.

Source: Legit.ng

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Adekunle Dada (Politics and Current Affairs Editor) Adekunle Dada is a journalist with over 5 years of working experience in the media. He has worked with PM News, The Sun and Within Nigeria before joining Legit.ng as a Politics/Current Affairs Editor. He holds a B.Sc. in Mass Communication from Lagos State University (LASU). He can be reached via adekunle.dada@corp.legit.ng.

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