Deposed Emir, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi celebrates 60 with book launch, fundraising initiative

Deposed Emir, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi celebrates 60 with book launch, fundraising initiative

On Wednesday August some of Nigeria’s elites gathered at the Eko Hotel and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos, to felicitate with deposed Emir of Kano, Sa

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On Wednesday August some of Nigeria’s elites gathered at the Eko Hotel and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos, to felicitate with deposed Emir of Kano, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi on the occasion of his 60th birthday celebration. Even though his birthday was on July 30th, he obviously chose to celebrate the auspicious event almost a month later when he felt the most important people within the business and political community would be readily available to grace the occasion.

The high-octane event also served as a platform to launch his new book, For The Good Of The Nation, a collection of essays and perspectives following an indepth review of it. According to the former Central Bank of Nigeria governor, proceeds of the book launch would be channeled to his cause of educating the girl child in line with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations (UN).

To make this happen, the incumbent governor of CBN, Godwin Emefiele, led a fund-raising initiative and launch of this SDG challenge. Emefiele promised, on behalf of the bankers’ committee, to raise more than the required $2 million dollars for this project. The celebrant didn’t fail to use the opportunity of his birthday party to condemn the federal government’s reckless borrowing culture while also dismissing secessionist groups.

Some of the high-profile individuals who graced the occasion were Lagos State governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu; Kaduna State governor, Nasir El Rufai; Ekiti State governor, Kayode Fayemi, Ondo State governor, Rotimi Akeredolu; Aliko Dangote; MD, Access Bank Plc, Herbert Wigwe; Bola Shagaya: Tunde Folawiyo; Ooni of Ife, Oba Enitan Adeyeye Ogunwusi, former deputy governor of Lagos State, Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire etc.