Former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Professor Charles Chukwuma Soludo, has accused former President Goodluck Jonathan of turning the CBN into an Automated Teller Machine to produce cash for the government.
Soludo also said the administration of Jonathan directed the affairs of the bank like a movie plot from Uganda under the late dictator, Idi Amin Dada. Idi Amin, who has since been described as one of the most corrupt African rulers, ruled Uganda with an iron fist between 1971 and 1979.
Soludo in an interview in the current business edition of ‘The Interview’ described as regrettable a situation whereby the CBN despite it’s statutory independence, has continued to be a victim of high wire politics, often “electrocuting” its leadership.
He added that the recent revelations regarding the $2.1bn scandal involving the former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki and the apparent abuse of the CBN as an ATM by the Presidency should get reasonable people thinking.