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Sanusi Lamido Sanusi

MALLAM SANUSI LAMIDO SANUSI

Many has heard of the name Sanusi Lamido Sanusi  and it is virtually a household name in many homes in Nigeria. I will discuss about the man who has achieved a lot both in Nigeria and outside Nigeria.

 Birth and Education

Mallam Sanusi Lamido Sanusi was born  on 31st of July,1961. He was born into a prominent family, his father was a permanent secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the 1960’s and he was the grandson of Emir of Kano and Islamic Scholar,  Alhaji Mohammadu Sanusi. He started his western education at St. Anne Primary School, Kakuri, Kaduna (1967 – 1972). He had his West African School Certificate at the prestigious King’s College, Lagos. He also proceeded to further his education to another equally prestigious Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics in 1981 and he also did his course work for Masters of Science degree in Economics where he obtained a distinction in Monetary Policy in 1983. He did his National Youth Service in former Gongola State (now Adamawa and Taraba State). Sanusi quest for more knowledge took him outside Nigeria and he went to study Sharia law from the International University of Africa, Khartoum in Sudan where he bagged a first class degree in 1997.

Career

Sanusi started his career working as a academic at Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria where he lectured economics in 1985 before he moved to the banking sector in 1985 before he moved to the banking sector in 1985 where he worked with Icon Limited ( Merchant Bankers), a subsidiary of now Gauranty  Trust Bank of New York, and Baring Brothers of London. He later moved ahead his career and joined United Bank of Africa Plc( UBA) in 1997 where he worked in  the Credit and Risk Management Division where he rose to the position of the General Manager. In September 2005, he was also the chairman of Kakawa Discount House. He later joined the Board of First Bank of Nigeria as an Executive Director in charge of Risk and Management Control and was in later appointed Group Managing Director (CEO) in January 2009.

 Achievement in Banking Sector

Sanusi has championed remarkable development in First Bank of Nigeria enterprises, risk management control mechanism. While working in United Bank of Africa has a General Manager he anchored the transformation of the credit and risk management division into an enterprising risk management sector, and also spearhead United Bank of Africa’s Basel 2 focus by establishing policies, framework, processes and systems necessary for compliance with the guidelines of the new capital accord and sat on the Board of the First Bank of Nigeria (UK) Limited. He was the first northerner to be appointed CEO in First Bank  of Nigeria history of more than a century.

 Marital life

Lamido Sanusi his married and has children.

 Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria

Mallam Sanusi Lamido Sanusi was nominated by President Umaru Yar ‘Adua as the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria 1st July, 2009 and his appointment was confirmed by the senate on 3rd June, 2009, in the middle of global financial crisis. In August 2009, the Sanusi led Central Bank of Nigeria bail out plan, and bailed out Afribank, Intercontunental Bank, Union Bank, Oceanic Bank and Finbank with 400 billion Nigerian  Naira of public money. Sanusi was named as the Central Bank of 2010 for both the African Continent and the entire world by the Bankers Magazine.

Sanusi has presented papers at National and International Conferences. Some of his papers include:

Sanusi Lamido Sanusi

Sanusi Lamido Sanusi

 

  • ‘’Managing Credit Risk Under Basel 2’’- 2004
  • ‘’The New Capital Accord (Basel 2): challenges, opportunities and threats – 2004
  • The New Capital Accord (Basel 2): The standardized Approach to minimum Capital Requirements Under the first Pillar’’ – 2004
  • ‘’ Bank lending: Approval Administration  & Control’’ – 2004

 

This is just to mention a few out of all his papers he has presented.

He was suspended from has the CBN Governor by President Goodluck Jonathan after he alleged misappropriation of funds by the government. This has since led to trading of words and counter allegations.

On the 8th of July, 2014, Mallam Sanusi Lamido Sanusi was elected the new Emir of Kano succeeding his uncle Ado Bayero.

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37 Comments

37 Comments

  1. John Mensah

    November 25, 2012 at 11:16 am

    Just a thought, is he qualified to be a country’s Central Bank governor?

  2. Nwosu martin O.

    December 30, 2012 at 6:13 pm

    One of d men of standard we ‘ve in nigeria

  3. Chijindu Daniel

    February 23, 2014 at 11:38 pm

    Wat diligent, hardworking, sucessful,”always wnting to get to the top man

  4. BODE OLADIPUPO SALISU

    February 27, 2014 at 4:01 pm

    On the Sanusi suspension-the president had acted too fast .While not he waited for the out-come of the Audit on the kerosine subsidy before suspending the CBN Governor afterall he exsercise some patience before Madam Oduah sacking from Nigeria Airport Authority.

  5. Adamu Aumaru

    April 17, 2014 at 5:49 am

    mallam sanusi you did a very good job you also save Nigerian financial institutions keep it up.

  6. Timi

    June 3, 2014 at 1:48 pm

    How on earth can someone be born in 1961 and have his Waec certificate in 1967???

    • abubakar sadiq

      June 11, 2014 at 6:58 pm

      pls timi, always use your eye glas when reading peoples profil,,,,ooooooooooo

    • Ibrahim

      June 14, 2014 at 11:50 am

      Kindly read the paragraph again, dont confuse your self. it says “He started his western education at St. Anne Primary School, Kakuri, Kaduna (1967 – 1972)”

    • Olusiji Balogun

      June 18, 2014 at 12:55 pm

      Dear Timi, thanks a lot for taking your precious time to read and go through our website.

      However, kindly read and re-read, the post read “Mallam Sanusi Lamido Sanusi was born on 31st of July,1961. He was born into a prominent family, his father was a permanent secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the 1960’s and he was the grandson of Emir of Kano and Islamic Scholar, Alhaji Mohammadu Sanusi. He started his western education at St. Anne Primary School, Kakuri, Kaduna (1967 – 1972)”.

      Regards.
      Admin

    • nuru

      October 31, 2014 at 3:55 pm

      He had his secondary education at kings college and did his waec in 1977, read the following:
      Mallam Sanusi Lamido Sanusi was born on 31st of July,1961. He was born into a prominent family, his father was a permanent secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the 1960’s and he was the grandson of Emir of Kano and Islamic Scholar, Alhaji Mohammadu Sanusi.

      He started his western education at St. Anne Primary School, Kakuri, Kaduna (1967 – 1972).

      He had his West African School Certificate at the prestigious King’s College, Lagos in 1977.

      • Olusiji Balogun

        November 14, 2014 at 9:53 am

        The word ‘fool’ is vulgar, and not acceptable on this website

  7. Nasty M

    June 8, 2014 at 8:04 pm

    What a great man

  8. Dominic

    June 8, 2014 at 8:17 pm

    Thanks timi for pointing dat out coz I tot as much, hw can sanusi be born in 1961 n got his weac 1967 damn! Impossible.

    • omega

      June 10, 2014 at 2:59 pm

      go and re-read from 1967 to 1972

    • Ishaya

      June 12, 2014 at 2:16 pm

      Geez! Do you guys even read at all? it says he started Primary School in 1967, at the age of 6!

  9. Abdullahi s. Abulkadir (Lafiagi)

    June 8, 2014 at 9:04 pm

    A man like sanusi Lamido sanusi will be hardly to found in Nigeria, as a good leader,justics like is boss formal Nigeria persident, i was hopind that he will surely be among the Nigeria president,until when i head that the Emir of kano state is dead.i congratulate!! him. before, the annocement,that he had became the Emir of kano state. OH !! how i wish i should meet him one day than i will be happy.

  10. Adamu Bissaklah

    June 8, 2014 at 10:47 pm

    Kwankaso have done alot by choosing Sarki Sunusi as the new Emir Kano . Allah yataimaki Sarki sunusi, Allah yataimaki kwankwsiyya, Allah Yakare jihar Kano. Amin

  11. ibeh ifeanyi

    June 9, 2014 at 6:40 pm

    The man I hold in high esteem, a personality I admire so much, a rare quality and character blended with high moralistic attitude and yet accommodating, Congratulations on election as the new emir of Kano,
    Long live Mallam Sanusi Lamido Sanusi
    Long Live the Emir of Kano
    Long Live Kano State
    Long Live The Federal Republic of Nigeria

    • safinatu barau

      June 17, 2014 at 9:06 am

      Honour is given to those who deserve it you are one of them.congratulations may Allah guide and protect you you and give u d wisdom to be Addil amin.Allah yaja zamani sarki.

  12. listeningears

    June 10, 2014 at 9:42 am

    This man had paid his dues and deserves any position he gets. Congratulations to him and may God help me achieve such success IJN. Meanwhile Timi and Dominic where did you two see the 1967 obtained waec issue? Ora re you two reading another profile apart from what I see here?

  13. omega

    June 10, 2014 at 3:00 pm

    give honour to whom honour dew; Nigeria people stop criticiz

  14. shijuwola

    June 11, 2014 at 1:30 pm

    Mr timi and dominic,cant you guys read? The post says he had his western,(means primary school) education at st anne’s primary school,kakuri kaduna 1967-1972.

  15. funsho

    June 11, 2014 at 11:15 pm

    sanusi is wonderful….more feathers to ur cap…u av more followers than those who r against u

  16. murtala muhammad

    June 12, 2014 at 10:21 am

    Allah yataimaka sarkin kano sanusi lamido sanuni

  17. ishaq

    June 15, 2014 at 11:28 am

    timi read something well before commenting on it….u got dat

  18. Odeniyi muhammed

    June 15, 2014 at 6:44 pm

    Congratulations to you malam sanusi lamido sanusi on your nomination as the emir of kano. this possition is hevenlly appointed.it is the work of god. i wish you long life on the throne with excellent health.

  19. Odeniyi muhammed

    June 15, 2014 at 6:57 pm

    MR. TIMI, the emir did not have his WAEC in 1972. he had his primary school certificate between 1967 and 1972.

  20. aliyu jajere

    June 19, 2014 at 10:43 am

    HRH SLS is a notable character in modern-day Nigeria his contributions to the nation’s financial sector has earned
    Him respect,trust and fame internally and internationally,and his appointment as the New emir of kano
    couldn’t have come in a better time,all his appointments are well deserved,as he has proven, RIDE-ON SIR
    Extend your good fortune to the good people of kano state,as you did to Nigeria at large!!
    !taka lafiya mai martaba

  21. sammani ibrahim

    June 27, 2014 at 6:54 am

    u really deserve it…….. long life

  22. santiago

    June 28, 2014 at 1:29 pm

    How come his 2years jail sentence during abacha regime wasn’t mentioned !!

  23. Naspeace

    August 2, 2014 at 9:44 am

    The man has already done the right things and no one can change it…you can’t change his destiny.
    Long live Mal. Sanusi II
    Long live the new Emir of Kano
    May Allah bless Kano state
    Long live Fed. Rep. Of Nig.

  24. eleeyu mohd

    August 24, 2014 at 2:27 pm

    Allah yaja zamanin sarki,Ya kara maka lafiya Rayuwa tayi kyau yan bakin ciki sai dai su mutu amma mulki a kano sai ka yi shi kuma bawanda ya isa ya hana ka allah ya kara ma lpy ameen

  25. Sesan

    September 4, 2014 at 1:57 pm

    What if SLS was not suspended as the CBN governor,would he have become the emir or be his turn to be an emir. Are there no people next to Ado bayero or older people before Lamido ,who is a grandson in the linage?

  26. Sesan

    September 4, 2014 at 2:06 pm

    Though, he is a man i respect when he was the CBN governor.

  27. godswill ayang

    September 10, 2014 at 9:31 am

    Baba Sanusi you have done well for niger but finally ur quest for much wealth has tarnished ur hard earned reputation.

  28. ebem ikechukwu

    February 28, 2015 at 8:12 am

    we have alot of even more better nigerian than sanusi..the difference is that sanusi had opportunities than the others.check the eastern region

  29. Bako

    April 7, 2018 at 4:35 pm

    Assalam adalin sarki daidai da zamani allah yakaramaka nasibi allah yakawa mai babban daki lafiya allah karamaka daukaka allah yabaka aljanna fitdausi amin sunana bako mogauri npf ina aiki agate k\kudu allah don albarkan sunayen kyawawa ya zakwana agama lafiya amin.

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The Federal Ministry of Finance, through its Graduate Internship Scheme has trained about 100 Graduates in Benue State at a training titled “Career Development and Entrepreneurship Skills Training”.

Mr Peter Pakpa, Director Graduate Internship Scheme (GIS), Federal Ministry Finance, on Monday said that the ministry would train over 100 unemployed graduates under the scheme in Benue State.

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He said that the Federal Government was committed to empowering the youth in the area with skills acquisition for job creation in the country as he decried the current unemployment rate in the country, describing it as unacceptable.

He said the only key to solve it was a concerted effort by all the stakeholders.

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She said that nobody would give them what they wanted unless they worked towards their own set agenda and goals.

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Mr Peter Pakpa, Director Graduate Internship Scheme (GIS), Federal Ministry Finance, on Wednesday said that the ministry would train over 100 unemployed graduates under the scheme in Nasarawa State.

Mr Papka said the GIS was developed to enhance the employability of up to 50,000 (by 2015) unemployed graduates in the 36 states of the Federation and the FCT through internship programs in pre-selected institutions; reduce the vulnerability of unemployed graduates; build manpower base towards attaining national development operations and provide income supplement and a social safety net for unemployed graduates.

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He said that the Federal Government was committed to empowering the youth in the area with skills acquisition for job creation in the country as he decried the current unemployment  rate in the country, describing it as unacceptable.

He said the only key to solve it was a concerted effort by all the stakeholders.

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Guntap“The interns had been placed in reputable private and public organisations for the period of 12 months where they were trained on various skills and paid monthly stipend of N30,000 and above.”

He said the objective of the Prepare interns exiting from scheme on opportunities for wealth creation in 
different sectors of the Nigerian economy; Guide them on strategies for enhanced job creation or employment; Expose interns to opportunities in cooperative system in mobilizing funds for business start-ups and sources of funding.

The programme is also designed to help interns in the place of networking and partnership; Enterprise establishment and development of business plans and Financial literacy and management.

Fundamentally, the training seeks to economically empower the unemployed graduates through conscious engagement and development of entrepreneurial capacities. In an attempt to rightly position the interns to take full advantage of the intervention, a the Exit Training was held in Dunoma Plaza Hotel, Nasarawa State.

The Lead Facilitator Mr Haggai Haruna Gutap, therefore, admonished participants to take the training very serious by following the instruction and the basic rules with a view to getting the best.

He said that nobody would give them what they wanted unless they worked towards their own set agenda and goals.

He urged the participants to use the knowledge gained to be self-reliant and contribute their quota to national development.

 

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He said the only key to solve it was a concerted effort by all the stakeholders.

Basically, the internship programme is to prepare the graduates for the job market, in the quest for job search.

“The internship would be placed in reputable private and public organisations for the period of 12 months where they would be trained on various skills and would be paid monthly stipend of N30,000 and above.”

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