Wednesday, 5 March 2014
N100m Kano Gift: Restrain Sanusi, CAN Urges Federal Government
The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in the 19 Northern States and Abuja has described as “worrisome,” the donation of N100m to the victims of the recent Boko Haram attacks in Kano by Malam Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, on behalf of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).
“We have reviewed the development and its aftermath; it is worrisome and calls for concern and raises serious ethical questions on the side of the CBN Governor, who on several occasions has exhibited sheer insensitivity to the multi ethnic structure of Nigeria consequently taking actions that tend to set the country on fire,” the group said in a statement today signed by Elder Saidu Dogo.
Stressing it has no feud with the victims of Kano assault, CAN questioned the “sheer insensitivity and abuse of office” in the actions of the CBN Governor.
“There have been several victims of Boko Haram sect and other fundamentalists since 2009 when the Boko Haram insurgency gained prominence and at no time did CBN Governor find it worthy to come to the aid of these victims in Borno, Yobe, Bauchi, Gombe, Plateau, Adamawa, Kaduna, and other parts of the country until now that his home town of Kano was also visited by the Boko Haram sect,” the statement said.
It underlined that Sanusi holds his office in trust for the Nigerian populace and not the people of Kano, his home state, and that he is expected to perform his duties inspite of religious, regional or ethnic considerations.
CAN then warned that the CBN governor has abused his office by using public resources and asked the government to call him to order, saying that the trend of heating up the polity by some political appointees must be checked.
“It is gratifying to know that CBN has now added disaster management to its functions, and we are wondering whether the Federal Government will now scrap the National Emergency Management Agency,” the statement said.