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Sanusi Won’t Leave Apex Bank Before June

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The prospective exit of the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Mr. Lamido Sanusi later this year has continued to generate controversy and on Thursday, the episode assumed a new dimension as the governor insists  he would not quit the post until when his term expires on June 2, 2014.

Sanusi has now said he will not proceed on terminal leave as speculations have suggested.

Rumours had it that President Goodluck Jonathan had asked the CBN governor to resign immediately because of the alleged purposeful leakage of the letter the latter wrote to the former in which the latter accused the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) of not remitting $49.8bn crude oil revenue to the Federation Account.

Reports also had it that Sanusi denied leaking the letter and may have also told President GEJ that only two-thirds of members of the Senate as required by law.

News reports now suggest that Lamido Sanusi is determined to remain in office until his one-term tenure expires in June. This we hear was convened to top management officers of the bank on Wednesday.

Observers earnestly await a response from the Presidency

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