The CBN Governor, Godwin Emefiele, has revealed the plan of Bankers Committee to raise $2 million for former emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi’s girl-child initiative.
Mr Emefiele revealed this at the unveiling of Mr Sanusi’s book ‘For the Good of The Nation’ on Tuesday in Lagos.
The book, a collection of essays and perspectives, was unveiled to mark his 60th birthday and to raise funds for the girl-child education, as well as promote and scale up the Sustainable Development Goals, SDGs challenge of the United Nations.
The afex bank governor, who led the fund-raiser, commended the initiative, saying the Bankers’ Committee had agreed on what it would do to support it.
“I feel honoured to have been given the privilege to be doing this today and I promise you that we will do our best to ensure that we raise more than 2 million dollars for this project.
“At the Bankers Committee, we deliberated on this subject and we will contribute substantially towards this project.
“Asides from the bankers that are here, the CACOVID team will do something to ensure that we honour you, Khalifa,” Mr Emefiele said.
Also speaking, Herbert Wigwe, managing director of Access Bank Plc, said efforts to raise the money were on and the responses were overwhelming saying, “Already, the first minimum target has been crossed.”