The deposed Emir of Kano, Lamido Sanusi, says he will continue to speak and air his views to defend and rebuild Nigeria.
Mr Sanusi, who is also the current Khalifah, Tijaniyat Movement of Nigeria, declared this in Abuja on Saturday.
At a stage play titled “Emir Sanusi: Truth in Time.’’ which was written by Ahmed Yerima, a professor of Drama at the Redeemer University and produced by Executive Chairman, Duke of Somolu Productions, Joseph Edgar.
Mr Sanusi mentioned that he served as the Chief Risk Officer at the United Bank for Africa, and at First Bank, and also as the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria; as Emir of Kano for six years and Khalifah, Tijaniyat Movement of Nigeria.
According to him, “I don’t think that God has taken anything away from me. So, I have no regret.
“I turned 61 years last year and in those years, I had the honour of having been the Chief Risk Officer at United Bank for Africa (UBA) and the Chief Risk Officer at First Bank.
“I was Governor of Central Bank, Emir of Kano and now Khalifah, Tijaniyat Movement of Nigeria.
“If I have sadness, then I’m ungrateful. How many people have had the opportunity to be just one of those things?’’
Adding that these traditional rulers gave their bits to serve this country.
“We have a long history of service to this country. My father as first Director-General of Nigeria Intelligence Agency set up the agency in1960, the record is there to see.
“My parents, grandparents and great grandparents gave their lives to build this country.
“We will continue to devote energy to build this country. It doesn’t belong to anyone; it belongs to all of us,’’ Sanusi said.