OWERRI-Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria, PFN, yesterday, urged President Goodluck Jonathan to sack Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, Malam Lamido Sanusi, over the controversial Islamic banking system.
PFN Vice-President, South-West zone, Bishop Francis Wale Oke, said that Sanusi had lost the capacity to regulate the nationÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s banking industry.
He said: Ã¢â‚¬Å“Having become a promoter of a sensitive and volatile issue as the Islamic banking project, we have lost confidence in the CBN boss.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Bishop Oke said the Islamic banking project was capable of eroding the nationÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s territorial integrity and sovereignty.
He said: Ã¢â‚¬Å“The secular status of the country still remains non-negotiable as provided for in the 1999 Costitution. The approach of the CBN governor should be reviewed, especially as he is the governor of an Islamic bank.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Bishop Oke cautioned Islamic clerics threatening fire and brimstone over SanusiÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s banking system to be Ã¢â‚¬Å“mindful of the consequences of their unguarded inflammatory utterances.Ã¢â‚¬Â