Buhari Tells Emir Sanusi & Others: "Advise Me In Writing"

Following blistering public remarks on his economic policies by the Emir of Kano, Sanusi Lamido, President Muhammadu Buhari has requested top traditional rulers in the country to henceforth put their advice across to him in private written memos.

Buhari made the request through the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi III, who visited him at the Presidential Villa as follow up on a private memo he wrote to him on the state of the nation.

The Emir of Kano, who is the immediate past Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) had on Wednesday used a public function in Kaduna to blast Buhari’s handling of the economy, particularly the unproductive subsidy on certain foreign exchange transactions.

Emerging from his meeting with the President, Oba Adeyemi told State House correspondents that the President invited him over on the strength of the advice contained in his written memo.

The revered monarch said “As a Nigerian and one of the topmost traditional rulers in the country, I sent a memorandum to the President which he acknowledged and asked me to come and endorse those things I have written.

“I think it was time for me to use the proper channel to reach the President for suggestions and advice. Where he deserves commendation, I should also do that especially as it concerns the multi-dimensional problems Nigeria is facing like the Avengers and bombing of oil installations, MEND and Boko Haram insurgency in the North East.”

According to the Alafin, “The President listened attentively and has asked me to pass the information to other traditional rulers in my domain to assist the government by giving advice because he is a good listener; but that such advice should be put in writing so that he can then relate it to the problems affecting Nigeria.”

He commended the President for acting swiftly to flush out criminal elements that wanted to extend militancy to Lagos and the rest of South-West.