I told ex-President Jonathan to his face to send me to jail – Sanusi


The 14th Emir of Kano, Sanusi Muhammad Sanusi II, has told that during his face-off with ex-President Goodluck Jonathan he thought the worse that could happen to him was to serve time and was fully prepared.

Sanusi and Jonathan were at a loggerheads during their times as Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria and the country’s president respectively culminating in the sack of the former monarch from the exalted office in the apex bank.

At a dinner in Abuja to honour him on the occasion of his 60th birthday, the ex-CBN governor disclosed that at height of their rift he told the ex-President to do his worse by sending him to jail saying, “When I had my problem in the Central Bank and there were all those noises, I told the President that he doesn’t need to go through all those.

“He should just tell me that he is sending so and so to prison for a particular number of years, I will drive myself, go to the prison, I will register, I will stay for that number of years, I will come out and continue doing what I am doing now.

“The reality is that two things destroyed this country. Fear and greed. And if we can all conquer those, we should be able to make this country a great one that it should be.”


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