The former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Charles Soludo, has called for the immediate release of Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) before May 29. Mr. Soludo made this call during a press conference held in Abuja on April 17th. He noted that it is important to ensure that Kanu’s fundamental human rights are respected and that his continued detention without trial is a violation of those rights. The former CBN Governor also urged all stakeholders to work together to ensure justice and peace prevail in the country.
Former CBN Governor Urges Release of Nnamdi Kanu Before May 29
On May 22, the former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Professor Chukwuma Soludo, called for the immediate release of Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB). He made this statement during a public lecture at the University of Nigeria in Nsukka.
The former CBN governor argued that it was important to release Kanu before May 29th, when President Muhammadu Buhari will be sworn in for his second term as president. He noted that releasing Kanu would be an act of goodwill and could help foster peace and unity among Nigerians.
Soludo also urged all parties involved to ensure that Kanu’s trial is conducted fairly and transparently. He said that any decision taken should be based on justice and not politics or religion.
The former CBN governor further stated that it was important to address the underlying issues behind IPOB’s agitation for secession from Nigeria. He suggested creating more economic opportunities for young people in southeastern Nigeria as one way to reduce tensions between different ethnic groups in the region.
phasized that releasing Nnamdi Kanu before May 29th would send a strong message about Nigeria’s commitment to justice and peace-building efforts across the country.