‘We Know What To Do’ — Ndume Warns Tinubu Against Relocation Of Key CBN Depts. To Lagos

Adoga Stephen By Adoga Stephen - Editor-In-Chief
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The Chief Whip of the Senate, Senator Ali Ndume, has issued a warning that there will be political consequences if President Bola Tinubu does not reverse the decision made by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to relocate its key departments from the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) to Lagos State.

The CBN made this decision in order to alleviate congestion at its Abuja headquarters.

However, this move has sparked controversy, with some Nigerians, particularly those from the Northern region, strongly opposing it and claiming that it will further under-develop the North.

Senator Ndume, representing Borno South, criticized the decision, stating that it was not well thought out and expressing confidence that it would be reversed.

He added, “And if that does not happen, of course, this is democracy; we know what to do.”

The senator questioned why the apex bank did not consider transferring the departments to Nasarawa, Kogi, or Kaduna states, which are close to the nation’s capital.

“Why was the headquarters moved from Lagos to Abuja? Was it not because of the congestion there? I don’t even see any issues of congestion. There is going to be an increase in cost because they are going to be running from Lagos to Abuja, spending more money, and even exposing our workers to unnecessary risks.

“Don’t try to bring tribalism into it. I’m not a Hausa man, and I’m not a Fulani man, but I’m a Northerner and a Nigerian. Those misleading the president are not doing him any good because this is going to have some political consequences. If Tinubu was not elected president, the CBN governor would not be there. It was not Lagos votes that put Tinubu there,” he added.

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By Adoga Stephen Editor-In-Chief
Stephen studied Mass Communication at the Lagos State Polytechnic, Ikorodu (now Lagos State University of Science and Technology), where he acquired requisite training for the practice of journalism. He loves the media, and his interest mostly lies in print medium, where his creative writing skill makes him a perfect fit.