GEJ's suspension of Sanusi did not follow due process - NLC

The Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) has tasked President Goodluck Jonathan to as a matter of urgency investigate and bring to book all those involved in financial scandals, including the illegal acquisition of N255M bulletproof cars, missing fund from Subsidy Re-Investment Programme (SURE-P) and the controversial National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) missing funds.

In its reaction to the missing $20M oil funds, the Congress faulted the recent action of Mr. President where he forcefully suspended Sanusi Lamido Sanusi as Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).

Omar who expressed displeasure over the development, however emphasised the need for President Goodluck Jonathan not “to dissipate energy on Sanusimania”, but rather “focus on irrebuttable cases of corruption, bring those involved in various financial scandals including “Sure-P missing funds, the BMW bullet proof cars, the Sanusi revelations at NNPC” to book.

“We have watched with concern the exchanges between the Governor of the Central Bank, Mallam Sanusi Lamido Sanusi and the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) on the one hand and Sanusi and the Minister of Finance on the other which sadly has culminated in the removal of Sanusi by way of a suspension from office.

These exchanges dwelled on allegedly unremitted billions of dollars into the federation account.

“By the time the dust had settled, Sanusi had quoted three different figures as the alleged sum not accounted for by NNPC earning him a quiet rebuke by the Senate which is investigating the alleged fraud.

“In saner climes, Sanusi was expected to have turned in his letter of resignation the next day for getting the figures wrong, for misleading the public and for embarrassing the government, his excuse of poor communication between the relevant institutions in question notwithstanding. The least expected of him was a public apology.

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