A former Emir of Kano, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, to begin an Academic Fellowship programme at the prestigious Oxford University in the United Kingdom, for the 2020-2021 academic year.
This followed an approval by the Management Committee of the African Studies Centre of the institution.
According to report by ThisDay, Mr Sanusi will start the fellowship by October this year.
During his stay at the institution, Mr Sanusi is expected 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 the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, and as a banker and public intellectual.
Mr 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.
Oxford University’s African Studies Centre is one of the world’s leading centres of African Studies.
The Centre had 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.