Naijaforbz News – CBN Never Gave Cash to Anybody – Sanusi Denies Dasuki on Alleged N40bn Donation

News coming from the former CBN Governor that he never gave N40 billion cash to Dasuki.

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Sanusi Lamido Sanusi II

Sanusi Lamido Sanusi II The Emir of
Muhammad Sanusi II, the Emir of Kano, has
denied reports that he gave N40 billion in
donations to the office of the national security
adviser while he was governor of the Central
Bank of Nigeria (CBN), TheCable reports.
Sanusi who was contacted on Monday on
allegations that he gave the former NSA, Sambo
Dasuki, cash donations before he left office, said:
“This is completely untrue. In the first place, I
understand the laws of money laundering. And it is
a criminal offence. The Central Bank is the chief
regulator charged with ensuring we put an end to
money laundering.
“This is partly why we started our cashless Nigeria
project and why I started the BVN project. I would
never authorise that amount of cash to be moved
to the office of the NSA or to anyone even if it was
in their account.”
The emir also debunked rumours that he was
being considered for questioning by the
Economic and Financial Crimes Commission
(EFCC) with regards to the alleged
disbursements.
“I do not know where they are getting these
strange stories. I was removed from the CBN in
February 2014, and to the best of my knowledge,
the EFCC is probing disbursements allegedly
money made in late 2014 and early 2015 before
the general elections, if indeed they happened.
“I find it difficult to believe that this could happen
in the CBN that I know but we have to wait and see
what the investigations come out with. Certainly
whoever is linking me to this did not even bother
to look at the dates of the alleged transactions. I
know nothing about them, period.” He said.
The statement of Sanusi meant that Dasuki had
lied as he said all interventions made by the
CBN under him were through projects under its
corporate social responsibility (CSR) budgets.
He said: “We never gave cash to anybody. If we
did we disclosed it in published accounts under
CSR. Our interventions, be this to educational
institutions or security services, took the form of
clearly identified projects or specified procurement,
done through well laid-down procedures, including
competitive bidding, award of contracts, and
collection of no-objection certificate from the due
process office. We did not give cash to anybody.
“The total amount disbursed by the CBN on capital
projects in my five years was N55 billion. And this
included contracts for CBN branches and our CSR
interventions mainly in the universities and
secondary schools. How can anyone suggest that
we gave N40 billion to ONSA?”
Sanusi said all of these stories sound like a “bad
dream” to him and he is hoping he would wake
up and find that the central bank was not
involved in the manner alleged in newspaper
reports. Dasuki is currently undergoing trial over
allegations of diversion of the budget for arms
during his tenure.

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