'I cannot survive in Nigerian politics' - Lamido Sanusi
4 November 2013 Last updated at 12:27 GMT
Lamido Sanusi has told HARDtalk he will not be entering politics when he ends his term as governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria.
"Being a good central banker does not make you a good politician," he said, adding he had seen enough successful people enter politics only to "destroy everything they have built."
Asked if he could persuaded to change his mind, Mr Sanusi said: "I have been in Abuja long enough to know that I cannot survive for one year in that space."
You can watch the full interview on BBC World News on Monday 4 November at 09:30, 14:30 and 20:30 GMT and on the BBC News Channel at 00:30 on Tuesday 5 November.