Former Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi II, has stated that the economic policies of the Muhammadu Buhari government would destroy Nigeria’s economy.
HausaToday reports that the former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) said this at a stage play titled “Emir Sanusi: Truth in Time,” on Saturday in Abuja.
Sanusi said that he warned the Buhari administration of the dangers of its economic policies in 2015, saying that the country is facing economic woes now.
He said: “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.”
The former Kano Emir asserted that Nigeria will not be where it is if public office holders take their job seriously. He charged politicians to be accountable to the people.
Sanusi asked Nigerians to take charge of the country, he said Africa’s most populous nation will not move forward until actual steps are taken.
He said: “If every president, every governor, every minister, every commissioner took their job 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.”