Pastor Tunde Bakare during a church service on Sunday in a prepared message said the suspension of CBN Governor, Lamido Sanusi would have negative effects on Nigeria and the Nigerian government. He revealed that the suspension was as a result of destructive power game.
The Serving Overseer of The Latter Rain Assembly, Lagos said:
“The suspension of Sanusi is an ego-driven, counter-productive and destructive power game that will have very dangerous consequences for the nation and the government.
“It is important not to demystify the institutions of the country. Personalities and people will go but the institutions must remain; the institutions must remain strong to enhance the growth and peace of the society.
“You can imagine the negative consequences of this suspension on the investing public, on shares and even on government revenue.”
Pastor Bakare’s text was themed, ‘Sanusi Lamido Sanusi and the Federal Government of Nigeria: Aitete m’ole, ole m’oloko’.
‘Aitete m’ole, ole m’oloko’, according to the cleric means: “when the owner of the farm fails to apprehend the thief in time, the thief will apprehend the owner and label him the thief.”
He also attributed the recent suspension to Sanusi’s letter to President Jonathan on September 25th 2013 in which the former accused the Nigerian National petroleum Corporation of failure to repatriate $49.8bn (about N8trn) into the Federation Account between January 2012 and July 2013.
He praised Sanusi’s courage even as he said the suspended CBN Governor may have blown the whistle a little too late
“In order words, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, undeniably a crusader of truth and justice, may have blown the whistle indicting the very heads of the crime economy just too late, the opportune time to blow the whistle should have been when the CBN, the Ministry of Finance, the Ministry of Petroleum Resources, the PPPRA, the NNPC and other agencies provided conflicting figures as to actual subsidy payments to the Adhoc Committee on the management of fuel subsidy”.
“Make no mistake about it, few men have the courage of Sanusi Lamido Sanusi.
“Few men have the aristocratic dignity of a man who time and again, while in public office, raised his voice against profligacy and monetary imprudence especially among the legislators and sometimes among the executive; perhaps, no serving government official has been as outspoken against misgovernace as the suspended CBN Governor.”