Those Claiming To Represent North, South Or East Fighting For Their Pockets Sanusi Declares

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Those Claiming To Represent North, South Or East Fighting For Their Pockets Sanusi Declares - Vantage News Nigeria
Muhammad Sanusi

Speaking at The Platform, an annual conference organised virtually by Covenant Christian Centre in Lagos, former governor of the Central bank of Nigeria, (CBN) Muhammad Sanusi, yesterday said that those who claim to represent the interest of the country’s geopolitical zones were fighting for their pockets.

The event was organised in honour of  Nigeria’s 60th independence anniversary.

Sanusi said Nigeria has witnessed series of ethno-religious crisis  resulting in several ethnic groups calling for a referendum.

He maintained Nigerians must recognize that irrespective of political office, every citizen must be good representative of their beliefs, religion and ethnic groups in other to move forward.

“Ethno-religious crisis is not so much from Nigerians but the Nigerian elites. We have identities in Nigeria but the construction of opposing identities, the political process, is basically the Nigerian elite competing among itself for a share of the national cake.

‘’I don’t think people who say they are fighting for Hausa, Igbo or Yoruba are really interested. I mean when they there at the end of the day, it is about them and their families.

‘’There is nobody out there that is really representing north or south or east. They claim to be, if you look at the cabinet. In the history of Nigeria, there has never been a government that does not have people from every part of the country.

‘’So, the first thing to recognise is that we must get away from the sense that holding political office is what makes you representative of a people.’’

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