ARABIC INSCRIPTION ON THE REDESIGNED NAIRA: MUHAMMADU SANUSI NOT A PAN NIGERIAN
By Chief Malcolm Emokiniovo Omirhobo
After going through the statements credited to the deposed Emir of Kano and former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Muhammadu Sanusi, insisting that the Arabic inscription, will not be removed from the redesigned Naira notes, I came to the one and only irresistible conclusion that the man is a religious bigot and that he is not a pan Nigerian as he touts himself around as.
Without considering the fact that Nigeria is a secular state and that the religion of other Nigerians must be respect at all times and that the Nigerian government must not involve itself in religious matters Sanusi a Khalifa of the Tijaniyya Islamic sect informed his fellow Muslim brothers that he has met with Godwin Emefiele, the governor of the Nigerian Central Bank who confirmed to him that the inscription will remain in the redesigned N100, N200, N500 and N1000 notes by December 2022.
Sanusi went on this assignment because some Islamic scholars alleged a ploy by the Federal Government to remove the Arabic inscription from the redesigned notes. He authoritatively confirm to the Muslim ummah that there are no such plans to remove the Arabic inscription in the redesign Naira notes and appealed to Islamic scholars to please stop acting on unsubstantiated reports.
With all his education and exposure in life, Sanusi cannot feign ignorance to the fact that Arabic language in any form is not a language indigenous to Nigeria neither is it the official language of Nigeria.
If Sanusi who is one of the most educated Nigerian in the North can see the Arabic inscription on the Naira notes from a religious perspective instead from a secular perceptive then he is nothing but a religious bigot.
Nigerians must be wary of Sanusi because he is not a pan Nigerian as he claims. Anytime he is addressing them as a progressive and pan Nigerian they should not take him serious because he speaks from both sides of his mouth . He pretends that he wants the unity of Nigeria whereas he does not.
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