Former Emir of Kano, Sanusi Lamido, has urged the Central Bank of Nigeria to go ahead with the move to relocate selected departments from Abuja headquarters to Lagos.
In a statement on Thursday, the former CBN governor deemed the move as eminently sensible, citing the larger infrastructure capacity in the Lagos office.
The apex bank’s decision to relocate some of its departments from Abuja to Lagos had ignited controversies in the past weeks, particularly from the Northern political class who argue that such relocation may exacerbate economic disparities between the North and South.
Sanusi, however, advised the CBN Governor Olayemi Cardoso against yielding to political pressures surrounding the contentious move.
Sanusi revealed that he had contemplated a similar move during his tenure as CBN governor but was unable to execute the plan due to time constraints before dismissing the opposition against the policy as absolutely unnecessary”
The former emir also dismissed claims regarding the inadequacy of office structure in handling staff numbers, challenging assertions that the current capacity is insufficient.