Wednesday, 26 February 2014

Sanusi Is A Voodoo Banker..Labaran Maku

Minister of Information and Supervising Minister of Defence, Mr. Labaran Maku said on Tuesday that the suspended Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mallam Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, was merely parading voodoo statistics when he claimed that different figures of oil money was missing from the Federation account.
 Maku, who stated this while speaking with newsmen when he visited the Senate to defend his Ministry’s budget 2014,said that figures submitted by a Governor of Central Bank should be sacrosanct.
He also said that the claims by Sanusi that huge sums were missing in the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) was an afterthought  though, following the heat turned on him by the government after the Financial Reporting Council had indicted him.
He said: “As for the NNPC don’t forget that a forensic audit of the NNPC has been ordered. Remember Sanusi said $49.8 billion was missing, how much do we earn? That means there was a free fall. But the story changed to $20 billion, $10.8 billion so nobody knows.... It is a voodoo statistics that are coming from the CBN governor because if you want say something relating to the economy as CBN governor his opinions are seen to be sacrosanct in any country, you don’t say something without verifying it.
“No CBN governor makes statement on his nation’s economy without verifying. Things were done and the president didn’t worry about it and his removal had nothing to do with that. These days we see a lot of outlandish allegations.”
According to Maku, the CBN is the nerve centre of the nation’s financial system adding that any miss by the CBN could create problems for the economy.
“You don’t say something without verifying it. No CBN Governor makes statements on the nation’s economy with verifying...These days, we see a lot of outlandish allegations. People just make allegations and turn the country into one huge investigation panel; everyday, the National Assembly is investigating...
He insisted that Sanusi  but merely painted the country in bad light with unsubstantiated allegations.
“Sanusi is not a whistle blower . As the governor of Central Bank of Nigeria that perception is fed by negative reports from the media. I have not heard in any nation where the central bank governor is a whistle blower. He is the manager of the nation’s monetary policies as an adviser to the president of Nigeria on those issues. So the fact that he has moved from being the CBN governor to whistle blowing is a problem in itself.

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1 comment:

  1. Hahahaha! NIJA for us, the Pot calling the Kettle black.