Jonathan Cancels Condolence Visit to Kano Following Sanusi’s Emergence as Emir
President Goodluck Jonathan has shelved his planned trip to Kano following the emergence of former Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Governor Sanusi Lamido Sanusi as emir.
The President was expected to pay a condolence visit to Kano yesterday, but the trip, sources said, was cancelled on Sunday night following Sanusi’s emergence.
A source said: “The President wanted to be in Kano on Monday (yesterday) but the emergence of Sanusi and the protests that accompanied it made the President to stay away from any controversy.
“I think the President may find a more auspicious time to be in Kano. He loves the people of the state; he shares their pain on the loss of the late emir.”
President Jonathan has not hidden his disdain for the new Emir of Kano especially since he started exposing some fraudulent activities in his government, the latest of which is the disclosure of $20 billion missing from the accounts of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation.
President Jonathan suspended Sansui from office as Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria while he was away in Niamey, Niger Republic, on official assignment.
Mr. Jonathan had stated that Mr. Sanusi was suspended over allegations of financial recklessness by the Financial Reporting Council of Nigeria, FRC, an accusation Mr. Sanusi denied.
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