"You can suspend an individual but you cannot suspend the truth" - Lamido Sanusi

I have no regrets; I have no ill-feelings and with no sadness. I’m happy; I’m proud of what I have done.”

These were the words of Lamido Sanusi as he reacted to his suspension as the Central Bank of Nigeria governor by President Goodluck Jonathan on Thursday.

Although it was learnt that he might challenge his suspension in court, Sanusi reminded the Jonathan administration: “You can suspend an individual but you can’t suspend the truth.”

Sanusi, who added that his suspension did not bother him, said his “biggest concern is for the system”.

He was attending a meeting of the West African Central Bank Governors in Niamey, Niger Republic when the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Dr. Reuben Abati, announced his suspension.