Former emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II, has told of the conversation he had with his family about where he drew his strength to surmount challenges that came his way.
Sanusi brought this to light while speaking at a colloquium in Kaduna to mark his 60th birthday anniversary held on Saturday.
The former Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN governor recounted that at a dinner with his family in celebration of his new age, he told them that his ability to surmount adversity is partly to the good friends he has, in the form of Kaduna State governor, Mallam Nasir el-Rufai, Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote, former Senate President, Bukola Saraki, Herbert Wigwe and Aigboje Aig-Imoukhuede Access Bank CEO, and the predecessor respectively.
“I told my family during a dinner to mark my birthday that, maybe one of the reasons that I am able to face any challenge is that I know that, no matter what happens, there would be friends who are standing waiting for me: Nasir El-Rufai, Bukola Saraki, Albert Wigwe, Aig Imoukhede, Aliko Dangote, all of them. So, it is a blessing to have people who are with you in good times and bad times, who are with you for who you are,” Sanusi said.