Missing N2.1bn: CACOL Calls for Sack of Sanusi, NSPMC Management

Posted by: Posted date: December 13, 2012

The Coalition Against Corrupt Leaders (CACOL) has called on the federal government to relieve the Central Bank of Nigeria Governor, Mallam Lamido Sanusi Lamido of his job for allowing N2.1bn disappear without any trace from the vaults of the Nigeria Security Printing and Minting Company last week.

Speaking on behalf of the Coalition, its Executive Chairman, Debo Adeniran averred that the apex bank boss should be shown the way out with the management of the NSPMC for dereliction of duty.

“Mallam Sanusi and the management of Nigeria Security Printing and Minting Company should be sacked and prosecuted for allowing such rapacious corruption to take place under their nose. How could such huge money leave the vaults of the CBN without any trace? Or do the CBN and NSPMC have spirits in their workforce? It was definitely done in connivance with some staff members of the apex bank because it is not easy for an outsider to walk into the NSPMC and cart away such huge money when it was not an armed robbery attack. These people should stop toying with Nigerians’ sense and sensibility. It would take a bullion van to move such huge amount.

Speaking further, the anti-corruption crusader stated that the mystery behind the missing money must be unravelled and anyone found culpable be made to face the law.

“This is open corruption and must not be swept under carpet like the other ones.  Sanusi Lamido and his entire board members should be sacked and handed over to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission for appropriate prosecution,” Adeniran submitted.

Attempts to obtain reaction from the CBN failed as the spokesman could not be reached despite strenuous efforts.

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