Sanusi Lamido Sanusi

Sanusi Lamido Sanusi

Nigerian Banker
Born Jul 31, 1961

Mallam Sanusi Lamido Sanusi was appointed Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria on 3 June 2009. He is a career banker and ranking Fulani nobleman, and also serves as a respected Islamic scholar. The renowned global financial intelliegence magazine, The Banker, published by the Financial Times, has conferred on Mallam Sanusi Lamido Sanusi two awards.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Sanusi Lamido Sanusi.


1961 Birth Emir Muhammadu Sanusi II was born as Sanusi Lamido Sanusi (Mallam Sanusi Lamido Sanusi) into the Fulani Torobe (Sullubawa) clan of Kano on the July 31 1961. … Read More
1967 5 Years Old Sanusi had his primary education at the St. Anne’s Catholic Primary School, Kakuri, Kaduna between the years 1967-1972, where he obtained his First School Leaving Certificate.


1977 15 Years Old Lamido Sanusi had his secondary education at King's College Lagos, where he graduated in 1977.
1981 19 Years Old He got admission into Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Zaria, where he obtained a Bachelors degree in Economics in 1981.


1983 21 Years Old He furthered his studies and obtained a Masters degree in Economics at Ahmadu Bello University in 1983, and became an instructor there from 1983 until 1985. … Read More
1985 23 Years Old In 1985 Sanusi got employed by the Icon Limited (Merchant Bankers), a subsidiary of Morgan Guaranty Trust Bank of New York United States, and Baring Brothers of London.


1997 35 Years Old He later joined the United Bank for Africa in 1997, working at the bank’s Credit and Risk Management Division, he rose to the position of a General Manager.


2005 43 Years Old In September 2005, he became one of the Board members of First Bank of Nigeria as an Executive Director in charge of Risk and Management Control.
Later he was appointed Group Managing Director (CEO) in January 2009. … Read More
In January 2010, Sanusi said that banks will only want to give credit to Nigeria’s small and medium enterprises (SMEs), if the government gives adequate attention to the provision of infrastructure.


2012 50 Years Old Sanusi has spoken at many distinguished events, including Warwick Economics Summit in February 2012 where he spoke about banking reforms in Nigeria and their impact on the economy. … Read More
On June 8, 2014, Sanusi was selected to succeed his great uncle Ado Bayero as the Emir of Kano. … Read More
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