The management of Oxford University, United Kingdom has approved the request by the immediate past Emir of Kano, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, for a fellowship programme in the institution.
Sanusi will from October, start the fellowship programme.
The Management Committee of the African Studies Centre, University of Oxford, granted Sanusi’s request for a Visiting Fellowship (Academic Visitor) at the Centre for the 2020/2021 academic year.
Oxford University’s African Studies Centre is one of the world’s leading centres of African Studies.
The centre has trained graduate students who are holding important positions in various spheres of social, economic and political lives in Africa and other parts of the world.
The centre notes that Sanusi, a former Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) intends 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.’
This will be based on his experience as CBN Governor 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.