The Presidency on Monday refuted social media reports that the tenures of former Central Bank Governors Lamido Sanusi and Charles Soludo would soon be probed by the Federal Government. This is coming after the two former CBN governors recently warned the Buhari led administration about its handling of the economy.
The social media reports alleged that the Federal Government had concluded arrangements to probe the tenures of the two former CBN governors concerning their views on the state of the nation’s economy.
The reports further alleged that Sanusi and Soludo had been put on the watch list of the government for some alleged anomalies that occurred during their tenures as head of the Nigeria’s apex bank.
Mr. Sanusi, is who now the Emir of Kano, said the government risked ending up like the former Jonathan administration if it failed to make necessary reforms while Mr. Soludo said the government’s effort against corruption was merely aimed at the symptoms and not the causes.
However, in a tweeted message, Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to President Muhammadu Buhari, Garba Shehu, said the presidency was not aware that Sanusi and Soludo would be probed for offering suggestions to the president.
He said; “The check I made today indicated that the presidency is unaware of the reported probe of Sarkin Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi 11 and Prof. Soludo.
“Where did that report come from? Under our constitution which President Muhammadu Buhari swore to uphold, it is not a crime to offer suggestions,’’.