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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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Ishaku Samaila. NCE (Physics/Chemistry, COE Akwanga, 1992); BTech (Industrial Chemistry ATBU Bauchi, 1999); MBA (London Metropolitan University 2004); MSc (Information Systems, University of Aberdeen, Scotland,  2009)  MD of two real estate firms from 2010 – 2017

When he took the position of Head, Project Monitoring, Reporting and Remediation (HPMRO) of NIRSAL as a Consultant for Fingertips Enterprise Development International (FEDPIL).

He now serves as Lead Consultant at Shwartung Integrated Services Ltd, an Advisor for Guidepoint in New York and is currently the Regional Chairman of North Central Commodities Association (NOCCAS), an agribusiness facilitation platform. He is also a Facilitator at the Institute for National Transformation (INT), an NGO with footprints in Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda, Cote D’Voire, South Africa, United Kingdom and the US. He has worked in several other organisations such as Ministry of Defence, McDonald’s, ASDA by Walmart, Schlumberger and Middle East Consultants (MEC International)–

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FG trains 100 Interns in Benue State

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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.

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.

Mr Salisu Yakubu representing the Director GIS, while addressing the participants in Makurdi, said that the programme was to train universities and polytechnics graduates on skills acquisition.

Lead Facilitator

Lead Facilitator

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.

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

“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, the Exit Training was held at the Conference Hall of Greenbelt Hotel, Makurdi, Benue State.

The Lead Facilitator Mrs Victoria Daaor admonished participants to take the training very serious by following the instruction and the basic rules with a view to getting the best.

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

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

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

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.

Mr Eke Obioma, representing the Director GIS, while addressing the participants in Asaba, said that the programme was to train universities and polytechnics graduates on skills acquisition.

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.

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

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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