Former Emir of Kano and ex-Governor of Nigeria’s Central Bank, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, has lamented that Vice President Yemi Osinbajo isn’t Nigeria’s President.
Sanusi spoke at the virtual launch of a book: “Osinbajo Strides: Defining Moments of an Innovative Leader,” on Monday.
Sanusi said the failure of the political system to throw Osinbajo up as president, has made Nigeria worse off.
He pointed out that Osinbajo is one of those in the current administration willing to debate issues and yield to superior argument.
“And I dare say, we all agree that Nigeria is worse off for not having someone like him (Osinbajo) as president, but I do hope that he will be available to serve and to advise and to put in his best for the country and continue to do so.
“So I’m sure he will, in whatever capacity he finds himself in the future, and maybe we’ll still be lucky to have him lead us at some point or take some leadership role as a statesman,” Sanusi added.
In 2022, Osinbajo contested the nation’s presidential ticket under the All Progressives Congress (APC) platform, but polled third behind former Minister of Transportation Rotimi Amaechi, and eventual winner and now President-elect Bola Tinubu, among others.