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Monday, September 26, 2011

Sanusi bags Central Bank Governor of the Year award

Washington – Malam Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, the Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), on Sunday in Washington received the Central Bank Governor of the Year award.

He received the award alongside many other Central Bank Governors, including those of Mexico, Poland and Egypt at the annual meeting of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF).They were all honoured in recognition of what was described as their excellent work in ensuring stability of the monetary policies in their respective countries.

Sanusi, who received the award amidst cheers from the Nigeria delegation at the meeting and close family members, said the honour was a source of encouragement to face the challenges ahead.
He said the apex bank would ensure that monetary policies and inflation were sustained to enhance economic growth.

Speaking on the award, Ms Arunma Oteh, the Director-General of Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), commended Sanusi, and said the award was a honour for the nation.

Mr Tunde Lemo, the CBN Deputy Governor in charge of operations, said the award would be a source of encouragement for Nigerian leaders at various levels.

“This shows that the world is watching us and that what we are doing is in tandem with what is expected by the international community,’’ he said.(NAN)


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