…To write book on bank’s 2009-2013 response to global financial crisis
Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, a former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and the immediate past Emir of Kano, is returning to the world of academia in October at the prestigious Oxford University in the United Kingdom where he is taking up a fellowship programme.
According to a statement made available to Business A.M. the management committee of the African Studies Centre, University of Oxford, recently approved Sanusi’s request for a visiting fellowship (Academic Visitor) at the Centre for the 2020-2021 academic year.
The statement described Oxford University’s African Studies Centre as one of the world’s leading Centres of African Studies, noting that the centre has trained graduate students who are now holding important positions in different spheres of social, economic and political life in Africa and the rest of the world.
“With strengths in the social sciences and the humanities, the centre enjoys a reputation for high quality, relevant research that plays a leading role in academic debates as well as public policy,” it further explained.
According to the centre Sanusi plans to use the period of his affiliation to write a book around the theme: ‘Central Bank Response to Global Financial Crisis: A Case Study of the Central Bank of Nigeria 2009-2013, adding that this will be based on his experience as the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, and as a banker and public intellectual.
Sanusi, an economist and banker served as the Governor of the CBN from 2009 to 2014. The Banker magazine recognised him as the 2010 Central Bank Governor of the Year, for his reforms and leading a radical anti-corruption campaign in the sector, the first of its kind during the financial crisis. He is widely recognised for pacifying the overtly corrupt banking industry and his contribution to a risk management culture in Nigerian banking.