Nigeria’s Former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode has reacted to recent comments made by the Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II, about the immediate past administration.
The Emir of Kano, in an interview on PBS Newshour in the US, alleged that about $1billion left Nigeria’s coffers every month during the administration of former President, Goodluck Jonathan.
The monarch had said: “In Nigeria, there is no accountability at all and that is why I think Nigeria’s corruption is worse than corruption in most parts of the world. It is the worst type of corruption. It’s stealing. Frankly I think a billion dollars under Jonathan a month was about what we were losing.”
Reacting to the comments on his Facebook page, Fani-Kayode said the Emir of Kano should back up his claims with evidence or he should keep quiet and ‘hold his peace’.
“When I was told that the Emir said this to the American media I was left with the conclusion that he has completely lost touch with reality and possibly lost his mind. He should provide the evidence to prove his allegation that one billion dollars was stolen every month by Jonathan or he should just shut up and hold his peace.”
“If it is not President Buhari travelling to foreign lands to criminalize and defame the Nigerian people with his malicious words and absurd generalizations it is people like Emir Sanusi Lamido. This rubbish has to stop.”