Paying Subsidy Without Appropriation, Impeachable-Sanusi Tells Buhari

Paying Subsidy Without Appropriation, Impeachable-Sanusi Tells Buhari
Paying Subsidy Without Appropriation, Impeachable-Sanusi Tells Buhari

The former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria and 14the Emir of Kano, Muhammdu Sanusi, Tuesday, said the Federal Government’s populist stance was hurting the nation, noting that paying millions in subsidy without appropriation was enough to impeach a President.

He also said no one can successfully address the high poverty level in northern Nigeria without addressing that region’s high rate of population growth.

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Sanusi spoke, virtually, as a panelist on human capital development at the Nigeria Economic Summit, NES#27, in Abuja.

The former emir challenged the administration to be courageous enough to take the right decisions, saying that the current populist approach was hurting the nation.

“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.

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“We have to decide to run a developmental state and not a rental state; not a populists state.

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

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


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