The planned transfer of some Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria and Central Bank of Nigeria departments from Abuja to Lagos has drawn criticism from Senator Ali Ndume, the senator representing Borno South Senatorial.
He claims that “political cartels” are misinforming President Bola Tinubu, causing him to make poor decisions.
In an interview with Channels Television on Tuesday, he claimed that “Lagos boys” in the corridors of power are giving the president bad advice.
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The senator argued, “All these Lagos boys who think Lagos is Nigeria are just misinforming and advising the President wrongly.”
We will alert the President to the attempts of the political cartels operating in the corridors of power to mislead him. The President is going to do something.
He continued, “They are not doing Mr. President any favors because this will have political repercussions.
The Banking Supervision, Other Financial Institutions Supervision, Consumer Protection, Payment System Management, and Financial Policy Regulations departments are among the CBN departments that are slated for relocation.
The purpose of the move, according to a source who spoke with The PUNCH, is to free up space at the Federal Capital Territory headquarters of the apex bank.
In addition, FAAN clarified that the move will stop the deterioration of its abandoned Lagos building and reduce the wastage of public funds.
The Director of Public Affairs and Consumer Protection at FAAN, stated, “The Minister (Festus Keyamo) has decided to stop this waste of public resources and rip-off on the public purse.”