CBN debunks rumours that Buhari sacked its governor, Emefiele

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has dismissed claims that the CBN governor, Godwin Emefiele has been sacked.

According to The Nation, on Monday, the Director Corporate Communications of the CBN Mr. Isaac Okorafor told newsmen that “the governor is in his office working. I don’t know what you’re talking about.” This was in a response to enquiries from the Nigerian Dailies.

Another official of the CBN also revealed that “there is nothing like that, the governor is here, his tenure expires in June.

“In fact he has functions to attend to tomorrow, one of which is to meet with stakeholders in the cotton value chain on Tuesday March 5, 2019.”

An online medium had reported on Monday afternoon that the CBN governor has been sacked by the presidency and given two weeks to clear his table and “handover to an unnamed successor.



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