Central Bank of Nigeria Governor, Lamido Sanusi, Placed on Time’s 100 Most Influential People

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In the midst of all the negativity surrounding the country after the elections, it’s very refreshing to see some positivity.

Central Bank Governor Mallam Lamido Sanusi has been named as one of the top 100 most influential people in the world in 2011 by Time magazine’s annual list of the most influential people in the world.

A veteran of an often corrupt banking industry, Sanusi, 49, took up his position at the height of the financial crisis in June 2009 and immediately turned on his former peers. He took over nine banks, sacked the chief executives of eight of them, ordered a series of mergers and named their biggest debtors. He was, he said, cleaning up not just banking but all Nigeria.” – Time Magazine

Mallam Sanusi is the 2nd Nigerian ever to make this list and is one of several Africans in the 2011 list of most influential people in the world, which includes Libyan Human Rights Lawyer – Fathi Terbil and Egyptian Wael Ghonim.

Big Congrats to Mallam Lamido Sanusi.

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