The Central Bank Of Nigeria, CBN has finally spoken on claims that the Governor of the bank, Godwin Emefiele has been fired by the Nigerian Government.
Recall that News making the round has it that Emefiele had been Sacked leaving many with guesses about the government’s reason for making such a decision just barely a week after its Presidential Elections.
However, in a phone call put across to Spokesman of the apex bank, Isaac Okoroafor today, he debunked the rumour saying that the governor was in his office carrying out his daily duties.
He said; “I don’t understand what you mean…as I speak to you, the CBN governor (Emefiele) is in his office performing his duties”.
Meanwhile, some Nigerians have reacted as the Nigerian government asked the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele, to proceed on leave, ahead of expiration of his tenure.
Reacting to the directive, Nigerians were of different opinions. While some feel Emefiele will be replaced with a Northerner, others saw nothing wrong in it.
Reactions gathered from twitter below:
@Salttybarbar: “This Godwin Emefiele news sef. Let’s wait and see his replacement and if it’s any Muslim northerner then, Nepotism is no longer in the list of what we should call corruption.”
@hamzamalli: “Why will buhari appoint southerner when they refuse to vote 4 him instead largely vote atiku. Emiefele replace sanusi.”
@e_bereks: “If its possible for buhari to have northern govenor in the east, he wil enforce it, nepotism is his daily bread!”
@larucheebam: “You all didn’t see this when Emefiele and Okonjo Iweala were CBN Governor and Finance minister respectively under GEJ .add Deziani as https://t.co/NqueGpGi97 didn’t see Christian southerners as issues then for sure.Eni big problem.”
@cbngov_akin: “I wasn’t sacked as rumoured, my tenure as CBN Governor officially expires in June, 2019”
“ME: Wailers wanted to paint PMB like Jonathan…PMB IS NOT LIKE.
@OdelekeSA: “With what @GEJonathan and @OfficialPDPNig did to the national treasury and vault prelude to 2015 election, only a large hearted man like @MBuhari would allow EMEFIELE complete his tenure as the CBN Governor.”