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As condemnation continue to trail the N100million donation by Mallam
Sanusi Lamido Sanusi on behalf of the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, to
victims of the Kano multiple blasts, the Christian Association of Nigeria
(CAN) in the 19 Northern States and Abuja has described the selective
donation as “worrisome” which raises serious ethical questions.
In a statement signed by Elder Saidu Dogo, CAN said Sanusi has a
penchant for exhibiting gross insensitivity to the multi ethnic structure of
Nigeria through his contentious actions capable of igniting
“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 association said in a statement signed by Elder
Noting that Christian do not have anything against victims of the Kano
attacks, the association said it is not comfortably with the insensitivity
portrayed by the CBN Governor by the selective donation.
According to association, it is suspicious for Sanusi who aspires to become
the Emir of Kano to have made the donation to only Kano victims when infact
Boko Haram had serially attacked and killed several people in Borno,
Adamawa, Bauchi, Gombe, Yobe, Kaduna and Plateau states without similar
gesture being extended to them.
“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,” CAN argued.
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.
Describing the selective donation as gross abuse of office by Sanusi, CAN
urged President Goodluck Jonathan to call him to order and direct him to
desist from acts capable of heating up the polity.
For CAN, it is also curious that the CBN has taken on additional
responsibility of disaster management by using public funds to make
“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 added.
Christian leaders query Sanusi over CBN's N100m
donation to Kano bomb victims
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