The former Emir of Kano, Sanusi Muhammad II, has stated that if all elected and appointed Leaders in the country take their jobs and responsibilities to the people very seriously, Nigeria will not be in this present state of massive corruption, insecurity, dying economy, poor infrastructure, bad education system, horrible healthcare, and the many other ills facing the country, Page 36 learnt.
The former Emir who is always vocal about the state of the nation, spoke in Lagos, on Sunday, at a stage play titled: “Emir Sanusi: Truth in Time”.
Sanusi recalled how he wrote a confidential letter to former President Goodluck Jonathan as the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, Governor, voicing his strong concerns about the economy at the time.
His exact words: “If every President, every Governor, every Minister, every Commissioner, took their jobs seriously, this country will not be where it was.
“If people are willing to be Ministers, Commissioners, Governors and Presidents for eight years, and not tell us how they have improved our lives, we have a problem.”
He therefore, asked Nigerians to take charge of the country, adding that the country will not move forward until actual steps are taken.
Sanusi also spoke on why he usually criticises government policies which he finds not to be good enough, revealing that what many do not know is that he advises the Officials privately for months, before going public.
On the current administration of President Muhammadu Buhari and the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, he said that he warned the Federal Government of the dangers of its policies in 2015, especially how it would destroy the economy.
He stated: “With the current administration, I spent the whole of 2015 and 2016, speaking to everybody who should be communicated to, and telling them that the economic policies they were pursuing were going to destroy the Nigerian economy.
“It was only when that failed that I spoke publicly, and we had to speak. Now the question which everybody is asking is should an Emir speak? The answer is yes, and it depends on what you are speaking on.”
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