Tunde Lemo: Thy art an Apostle of Truth
Rev. Tunde Lemo, former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, is a different Man of God; he tells truth to power.
He is not what Thomas Paine, the English-American political activist, author, political theorist and revolutionary, describes as the summer soldier and sunshine patriot, rather he is amongst the rare breed of men that does not shrink from service of their country.
Over the course of a year, the singsong has being that the Jonathan Presidency failed to save, therefore, the present economic predicament.
But as a man that was in the know of things in the past, Lemo, last week, laid bare the truth and nothing but the truth.
According to him, most of the state governors then resisted the government saving arguing the “the rain was already on them, so share, the federal government must share according to federation account.”
Lemo said: “During some of the Federal Executive Council sessions, where I was present, the issue of saving funds generated from the sales of excess crude came up, but most of the governors at the time firmly opposed the idea.
“They opposed it so that more money could be available to fund many bogus budgets at state levels, often arguing that there was no need for saving for the rainy day, since, as some of them said, the day was already rainy.
“They insisted that the funds be shared among the states. Unfortunately, it greatly depleted the funds the Federal Government tried to save.”