Sanusi seeks Buhari’s impeachement over subsidy payments

Sanusi seeks Buhari’s impeachement over subsidy payments

The former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Muhammadu Sanusi ll on Tuesday, October 26, said the constitution gives room for the impeachment of President Muhammadu Buhari for paying millions in fuel subsidies without appropriation.

Sanusi made this call at the Nigeria Economic Summit in Abuja, saying “Every year, the government spends millions upon millions of dollars on fuel subsidies without appropriation. Under the constitution, this is enough ground to impeach the President.

“But nobody is holding them to account. The National Assembly is not holding them to account.”

The former CBN governor said the federal government’s populist approach was hurting the nation.

He also implored the Buhari-led regime to be courageous enough to take the right decisions; saying the country was running a populist instead of a developmental state.

“Those in government must understand that there are times that you have to make some decisions not because they are popular but because they are right.

“We have to decide to run a developmental state and not a rental state; not a populists state,” Sanusi said.

He further said that the Nigerian government was subsidising fuel; electricity at the expense of the growth of education in the country.

“We are pursuing a populist policy: we want to have cheap fuel, cheap electricity, a strong Naira. That is populism.

“At the end of the day, what price are we paying by taking money out of education in order to subsidise petroleum products?” he said.

Meanwhile, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, the Pan-Igbo socio-cultural organization, has warned against the harsh effects of the planned one-week sit-at-home directive by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) in the southeast region.

This was contained in a statement issued on Tuesday by the Ohanaeze Secretary General, Mazi Okechukwu Isiguzoro.

The statement maintained that the planned one-week sit-at-home declared by the group was gradually having severe; and destructive impacts on the genuine quest of the people to enhance; and harness the economic potentials of the southeast for her development.

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According to the Igbo body, “proponents of sit-at-home are not observing the exercise at abroad where they residents. In Asia, Europe, and America, ndigbo are wiser now than before. No more sit-at-home. We are in support of out-of-court settlements that will make Nnamdi Kanu regain his freedom; not through absurd enslavement of the people with the one week planned sit-at-home exercise”.

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