The former Emir of Kano Muhammad Sanusi has suggested that the country is more divided than it has ever been.
The ex-Central Bank of Nigeria governor made the statement at the third Nigerian Leadership Colloquium in honour of the senior pastor of Trinity House, Lagos, Ituah Ighodalo, who turned 62, on Tuesday, April 4, 2023.
Sanusi said Nigeria is dangerously divided along ethnic and religious lines and added that the recently concluded general elections has put the integrity of public institutions in question.
Joining the event virtually, Sanusi said: “In October 2022, speaking at the Kaduna Investment Forum, I told Nigerians that if anyone told them that dealing with Nigeria post-2023 would be easy, they should not vote for that person. I meant it.
“I don’t think Nigeria has been in a place as difficult as this since the civil war. We have a challenge of nation-building. We have a country that has been divided dangerously along ethnic and religious lines.
“We have an economy that is in the doldrums, and unfortunately, we seem to be having a dearth of leadership.”