Profile of Sanusi Lamido Sanusi

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.

Comments

  1. John Mensah says:

    Just a thought, is he qualified to be a country’s Central Bank governor?

  2. Nwosu martin O. says:

    One of d men of standard we ‘ve in nigeria

  3. Chijindu Daniel says:

    Wat diligent, hardworking, sucessful,”always wnting to get to the top man

  4. BODE OLADIPUPO SALISU says:

    On the Sanusi suspension-the president had acted too fast .While not he waited for the out-come of the Audit on the kerosine subsidy before suspending the CBN Governor afterall he exsercise some patience before Madam Oduah sacking from Nigeria Airport Authority.

  5. Adamu Aumaru says:

    mallam sanusi you did a very good job you also save Nigerian financial institutions keep it up.

  6. How on earth can someone be born in 1961 and have his Waec certificate in 1967???

    • abubakar sadiq says:

      pls timi, always use your eye glas when reading peoples profil,,,,ooooooooooo

    • Kindly read the paragraph again, dont confuse your self. it says “He started his western education at St. Anne Primary School, Kakuri, Kaduna (1967 – 1972)”

    • Olusiji Balogun says:

      Dear Timi, thanks a lot for taking your precious time to read and go through our website.

      However, kindly read and re-read, the post read “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)”.

      Regards.
      Admin

    • He had his secondary education at kings college and did his waec in 1977, read the following:
      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 in 1977.

  7. What a great man

  8. Dominic says:

    Thanks timi for pointing dat out coz I tot as much, hw can sanusi be born in 1961 n got his weac 1967 damn! Impossible.

  9. Abdullahi s. Abulkadir (Lafiagi) says:

    A man like sanusi Lamido sanusi will be hardly to found in Nigeria, as a good leader,justics like is boss formal Nigeria persident, i was hopind that he will surely be among the Nigeria president,until when i head that the Emir of kano state is dead.i congratulate!! him. before, the annocement,that he had became the Emir of kano state. OH !! how i wish i should meet him one day than i will be happy.

  10. Adamu Bissaklah says:

    Kwankaso have done alot by choosing Sarki Sunusi as the new Emir Kano . Allah yataimaki Sarki sunusi, Allah yataimaki kwankwsiyya, Allah Yakare jihar Kano. Amin

  11. ibeh ifeanyi says:

    The man I hold in high esteem, a personality I admire so much, a rare quality and character blended with high moralistic attitude and yet accommodating, Congratulations on election as the new emir of Kano,
    Long live Mallam Sanusi Lamido Sanusi
    Long Live the Emir of Kano
    Long Live Kano State
    Long Live The Federal Republic of Nigeria

    • Honour is given to those who deserve it you are one of them.congratulations may Allah guide and protect you you and give u d wisdom to be Addil amin.Allah yaja zamani sarki.

  12. listeningears says:

    This man had paid his dues and deserves any position he gets. Congratulations to him and may God help me achieve such success IJN. Meanwhile Timi and Dominic where did you two see the 1967 obtained waec issue? Ora re you two reading another profile apart from what I see here?

  13. give honour to whom honour dew; Nigeria people stop criticiz

  14. shijuwola says:

    Mr timi and dominic,cant you guys read? The post says he had his western,(means primary school) education at st anne’s primary school,kakuri kaduna 1967-1972.

  15. sanusi is wonderful….more feathers to ur cap…u av more followers than those who r against u

  16. Allah yataimaka sarkin kano sanusi lamido sanuni

  17. timi read something well before commenting on it….u got dat

  18. Odeniyi muhammed says:

    Congratulations to you malam sanusi lamido sanusi on your nomination as the emir of kano. this possition is hevenlly appointed.it is the work of god. i wish you long life on the throne with excellent health.

  19. Odeniyi muhammed says:

    MR. TIMI, the emir did not have his WAEC in 1972. he had his primary school certificate between 1967 and 1972.

  20. aliyu jajere says:

    HRH SLS is a notable character in modern-day Nigeria his contributions to the nation’s financial sector has earned
    Him respect,trust and fame internally and internationally,and his appointment as the New emir of kano
    couldn’t have come in a better time,all his appointments are well deserved,as he has proven, RIDE-ON SIR
    Extend your good fortune to the good people of kano state,as you did to Nigeria at large!!
    !taka lafiya mai martaba

  21. sammani ibrahim says:

    u really deserve it…….. long life

  22. santiago says:

    How come his 2years jail sentence during abacha regime wasn’t mentioned !!

  23. Naspeace says:

    The man has already done the right things and no one can change it…you can’t change his destiny.
    Long live Mal. Sanusi II
    Long live the new Emir of Kano
    May Allah bless Kano state
    Long live Fed. Rep. Of Nig.

  24. Allah yaja zamanin sarki,Ya kara maka lafiya Rayuwa tayi kyau yan bakin ciki sai dai su mutu amma mulki a kano sai ka yi shi kuma bawanda ya isa ya hana ka allah ya kara ma lpy ameen

  25. What if SLS was not suspended as the CBN governor,would he have become the emir or be his turn to be an emir. Are there no people next to Ado bayero or older people before Lamido ,who is a grandson in the linage?

  26. Though, he is a man i respect when he was the CBN governor.

  27. godswill ayang says:

    Baba Sanusi you have done well for niger but finally ur quest for much wealth has tarnished ur hard earned reputation.

  28. ebem ikechukwu says:

    we have alot of even more better nigerian than sanusi..the difference is that sanusi had opportunities than the others.check the eastern region

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