Did Lamido Sanusi Award N5bn Contract To El-Rufai Because They Are In-Laws?

Published On: February 4, 2014, 12:52 pm (6 years ago)
Author: Daniel Bosai
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 Pointblank News is reporting that A former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Mallam Nasir el-Rufai, may have hit it big with the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), as his quantity surveying firm has landed a multi billion-naira contract with the apex bank.




Interestingly, there had been a link between CBN Governor, Lamido Sanusi and E-Rufai. Aside from the fact that the body language and rhetoric of both men have not been anything complementary, they may soon be in-laws.



It was gathered that kid sister of El-Rufai may soon be Mrs Lamido Sanusi as preparations are on for the Nikai which comes up soon in Daudawa, Faskari Local Government area of Katsina state .



Sources hinted that the CBN which has disbursed over N163 Billion so far under the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) sub head, has concluded plans to build another events center in Garki Abuja for a whooping sum of N84 Billion.

El-Rufai and Partners Limited, design cost associates based in Aminu Kano Crescent, Wuse 2, Abuja landed the design contract for the center. The professional fee for the firm, stands at 6 per cent is about N5 Billion. Besides there is no evidence that due process was followed by the CBN in the award.

The total cost is a little over N94 Billion with about N10 Billion going into professional fees for surveyors, architects. Sources told Pointblanknews.com that the CBN Governor has been capitalizing on the liberal nature of the President to award contracts to his friends and cronies.


Said a source, “can you imagine Sanusi awarding contracts to his friends under a General Sani Abacha or even President Musa Yar’Adua? This is only happening simply because President Goodluck Jonathan is very liberal minded, he simply allows people to get away with a lot.”

The center, which will be where the old NITEL building was, would have malls, business centers, and sundry commercial and recreational concerns. A South African firm demolished the old NITEL building. The Central Bank of Nigeria had in 2012 awarded a N9.5 Billion contract for the construction of a Conference Centre at the University of Jos’ permanent site.

There also indications that this firm got a large slice of the N64 Billion FCT city gate project that would have pedestrian bridges; the Northern axis would have conference rooms, parade ground, botanical garden, five star hotel and hospital among others.


Within two years, Sanusi whose donations is well above $1 Billion, has doled out N15 billion to only four educational institutions, and the figure could even be more. The latest is the N10 billion donated to Uthman Danfodio University, UDU, Sokoto, through Kabiru Nuhu, deputy director, Projects, Planning and Implementation Division, Procurement and Support Services Department, of CBN. According to Nuhu, the intervention, which was part of CBN’s corporate social responsibility, CSR, for 2013, was aimed at building capacity, manpower and infrastructure in the university, with a view to making the Nigerian economy at par with top economies in the world.



Pat Utomi, a professor of Economics, had similarly described the donations as absurd and arbitrary. Said he: “There is no logic in what he is doing. It just shows there is no control even from the system. I am aware that he is probably gunning for the Emirate of Kano, and wants to give the Bayero s a run for their money, but should that be at the expense of Nigerians and their money?”
Indeed, Femi Gbajabiamila, minority leader, House of Representatives, wondered whether the CBN had become a donor agency or a charity organisation.


In the meantime, the executive and the legislative arms of government are worried by the donations by CBN. For instance, the exercise reportedly earned Sanusi a query from President Goodluck Jonathan in April.
Although the bank denied getting any query from the Presidency, Reuben Abati, presidential spokesman, was quoted by The Punch newspaper then as saying that the President, indeed, wrote the CBN governor asking him to explain certain things regarding the accounts of the bank, to which Sanusi responded immediately.


What was said in the reply was not certain, but the Presidency might have been convinced that the CBN could not have gone beyond bound. However, if the apex bank cannot be questioned on how itdoes its CSR, how proper is it that one institution gets N10 billion in an economy as Nigeria’s, while others get interventions in millions of naira?


Posted: (6 years ago) on 4-02-2014 12:52 PM | Hero
d rich getting richer and the poor getting poor!!Lawd have mercy
Posted: (6 years ago) on 4-02-2014 01:27 PM | Upcoming
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Sanusi again?
Posted: (6 years ago) on 4-02-2014 01:35 PM | Hero
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micc micc (m)
Na their lives
Posted: (6 years ago) on 4-02-2014 01:41 PM | Hero
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Made in Nigeria by Nigeria for the Nigerians!....
Posted: (6 years ago) on 4-02-2014 01:43 PM | Gistmaniac
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i weep for my country.  Sad

Posted: (6 years ago) on 4-02-2014 01:48 PM | Upcoming
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Ok oooo, i hear uh na
Posted: (6 years ago) on 4-02-2014 02:20 PM | Gistmaniac
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Wen e reach U̶̲̥̅̊  chop am
Posted: (6 years ago) on 4-02-2014 02:47 PM | Gistmaniac
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But I learnt that Jonathan requested for Sanusi immediate resignation ? What is going on with Jonathan's government?can some one tell us the reason Jonathan should continue or is there no God again to come to the help of Nigeria?i am confused !
Posted: (6 years ago) on 4-02-2014 02:50 PM | Newbie
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The total cost is a..... N10 Billion going into professional fees for surveyors, architects.  the CBN Governor has been capitalizing on the liberal nature of the President to award contracts to his friends and cronies.
Said a source, “can you imagine Sanusi awarding contracts to hi.”s friends under a General Sani Abacha or even President Musa Yar’Adua? This is only happening simply because President Goodluck Jonathan is very liberal minded, he simply allows people to get away with a lot


Or it might be because of the President's and PDP  "you-chop -i -chop, Nigerians can't do anything" policy.
is the central bank a private company that awards contracts or donate money to schools Huh?
Posted: (6 years ago) on 4-02-2014 04:43 PM | Hero
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this is  WHO YOU KNOW ? government  Roll Eyes  Roll Eyes  Roll Eyes  Roll Eyes
Posted: (6 years ago) on 4-02-2014 04:49 PM | Addicted Hero
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 Huh?
Posted: (6 years ago) on 4-02-2014 05:25 PM | Gistmaniac
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 Sad
Posted: (6 years ago) on 4-02-2014 05:34 PM | Gistmaniac
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So Nigeria has this kind of money or is sanusi richer than Nigeria?.
Posted: (6 years ago) on 4-02-2014 06:39 PM | Upcoming
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 Sad
Posted: (6 years ago) on 4-02-2014 07:05 PM | Hero
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zoe61 zoe61 (f)
 Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
Posted: (6 years ago) on 4-02-2014 07:13 PM | Hero
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shit
Posted: (6 years ago) on 4-02-2014 07:57 PM | Gistmaniac
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Hmmm
Posted: (6 years ago) on 4-02-2014 11:02 PM | Addicted Hero
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oloshi people,,,God punish una

Posted: (6 years ago) on 5-02-2014 01:18 AM | Hero
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U see why i donkt want hausa muslim to rule. They think of themselves and family not their poorer brodas (masses). They enrich themselves continuosly. Why give dis contract to already rich man wen some young blood are ready to do better jobs and collect less amount.
Posted: (6 years ago) on 5-02-2014 03:53 AM | Addicted Hero
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