13 February 2013

Nigeria: Yero Denies Eyeing CBN Governorship

Kaduna — Governor Mukhtar Ramalan Yero of Kaduna state has denied that he is making moves to succeed the governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Sanusi Lamido Sanusi.

Sanusi's five-year tenure will expire in June 2014 and there have been reports of intense lobbying by two serving governors to succeed him.

Yero who denied the report yesterday in a statement by his media aide, Ahmed Maiyaki, said he has no interest in taking up appointment at the CBN or any other institution.

"While we may have ignored this insinuation as another handiwork of mischief makers, it is pertinent to put the record straight in the interest of providing accurate information to the people of Kaduna State and beyond, to save them from falling gullible to falsehood.

"We wish to state categorically that His Excellency is completely devoted to delivering democracy dividends to the people of Kaduna state, to justify the mandate giving to this administration by the people.

"His Excellency remains committed and focused to providing purposeful leadership that will bring about rapid transformation of Kaduna state. His preoccupation at the moment is how to draw up and execute comprehensive master plan that would improve the overall living conditions of the entire people of Kaduna state," the statement said.

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