Full Speech Of Emir Sanusi’s Presentation The Media ‘Sensationally’ Reported
Emir of Kano and former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), last week presented a paper at an event organised by the Savannah Centre for Diplomacy, Democracy and Development, Abuja.
In the presentation titled “A Plan to Restor Confidecne, Direction and Growth”, Sanusi spoke on a range of issues including the $29.9bn loan request by the Federal Government, the relationship between the CBN and the federal government as well as the policies of the government.
It thus appear however that the media sensationally reported the presentation of the Emir, forcing the organiser, Savannah Centre for Diplomacy, Democracy and Development to issue a statement condemning the reportage.
The Savannah centre in a statement by its executive director, Abdullahi A. Omaki, said “Regrettably, and as feared, some media organizations/agents, who despite been provided with copies of the presentations at the session, chose the path of sensational reporting rather than the collective and coordinated efforts needed to draw attention to the serious economic challenges facing the nation for which every well meaning and knowledgeable Nigerian from Government to the Academia, Civil Society, the Youths and Women must engage to finding the most appropriate policy mixtures to redress our common challenges.
“At the commencement of the Policy Dialogue session, an appeal was made to the media to report accurately as that would help focus attention at finding sustainable solutions to the myriads of challenges that face Nigeria, the core of which is fixing the economy.
“We apologize profusely to all our panelists, especially, His Highness, Muhammad Sanusi II, Sarkin Kano, for the embarrassment that the media reportage of some of these misrepresentations may have caused them. We remain committed to our collective resolve to continue our policy engagement dialogues on the basis of truths backed by facts on the state of our domestic challenges and the prospects for finding lasting solutions to them.
“For the avoidance of doubt, the Savannah Centre reproduces here below, the ACTUAL TEXTS of all the presentations made at the Dialogue session.”