Reactions to Gov. Matawalle’s request that Buhari refuse to grant CBN Governor Emefiele a study leave

The Governor of Zamfara State, Bello Matawalle, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari not to grant the request of the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele, to proceed on study leave abroad. According to him, Emefiele must stay on his job so that he can give an account of the “disastrous” Naira redesign policy which he initiated and implemented, adding that the policy brought untold hardship on Nigerians and caused a setback in the nation’s economy. CONTINUE READING….

The Governor’s statement, which the Media Director of the President-elect, Bola Tinubu, Bayo Onanuga, reproduced via his Twitter handle, read in par

CBN Governor Emefiele superintended over the management of the country’s financial and monetary systems. He is the one who initiated and implemented the recent disastrous Naira swap policy, the Naira confiscation program, which put Nigerians through untold woes and trauma and set our economy bac

This same Emefiele now wants to proceed on study leave when he has some 10 months left of his tenure apparently in a bid to evade rendering accounts. This is unacceptable. President Buhari should not countenance this. Emefiele must stay at his job to give full accounts of all that transpired under his watch to the incoming administration. He must answer all the questions the new regime may have for him particularly when he still has some months left of his tenure.

But a torrent of mixed reactions has greeted the governor’s statement on Twitter CONTINUE READING…

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