Stolen Funds By Civil Servants gave Rise to Terrorism in Nigeria- Sanusi

Former Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi has blamed the rising cases on insecurity in the country on civil servants that steal funds meant for developing the country.

He made this known while speaking at the closing ceremony of the AIG Public Leadership Programme Class of 2021, in Abuja, on Wednesday.

The former Emir of Kano decried the manner at which civil servants have sold their conscience for personal gains.

Sanusi said; “Today, you see civil servants stealing millions and billions of naira meant to build roads, provide power, water, education, food and transportation, to the detriment of the majority of Nigerians. All of these have given birth to Boko Haram, killer herdsmen, bandits and numerous arms struggles, especially among the youths, which resulted in the worst threats to human lives all over Nigeria.”

Speaking earlier during the program, he attributed his unrepentant attitude of speaking truth as the reason why he lost his positions as Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) governor and Emir of Kano.

I always stood to speak the truth to power, reason I was removed as CBN governor and Emir of Kano, but that did not stop me from doing what I see as the right thing,” Sanusi said.


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