by Dare Lawal
Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, the governor of Kano state, which is the home state of Central Bank of Nigeria governor, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, has asked President Goodluck Jonathan to stop harassing the CBN governor.
Kwankwaso, who has also been in a running battle with Jonathan hat led to his defection last year to the All Progressives Congress (APC), spoke during the inauguration of Tomato Technical Working Group at the Kano Government House. He said, “Let me use this opportunity to call on the Federal Government to desist from harassing our citizens. Here I am referring to our son, the CBN Governor, Malam Sanusi Lamido Sanusi. Sanusi Lamido Sanusi is somebody who is apt and dares to speak his mind at any time not minding whose ox is gored. There is nothing wrong when the CBN Governor says, ‘Please, check these figures to ensure probity’. Such a person should be seen as a friend not an enemy.”
Kwankwaso later hosted Sanusi at the Government House. He told the CBN governor that the state “will continue to give you all the necessary support anywhere, anytime.”
Reports had, last week, alleged that the frosty relationship between the President and the Governor of the apex bank culminated in the demand by the former requesting the latter to resign. Sanusi reportedly refused to resign, saying that he planned to see his tenure to its end in June.