Kano reps walk out over CBN largesse to bomb blast victims

The relative peace enjoyed by the House of Representatives since its inauguration last year was threatened yesterday as some members from Kano State staged a walk-out, following the adoption of a motion inviting Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Mr. Lamido Sanusi, to explain where the apex bank derived its powers to make monetary donations for infrastructural projects, emergency reliefs and other philanthropic gestures.

The timely intervention of the Deputy Speaker, Emeka Ihedioha, and the intervention of the Speaker, Aminu Tambuwal, however, saved what would have been a clear division of the House along regional/religious lines. A few members of the Kano Caucus, led by Aminu Suleiman, had staged a walk-out to protest what he described as the speaker’s unfair allocation of time to proponents of the anti-Sanusi motion without commensurate time to those opposed to the motion.



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