Emefiele Resumes Duty Ahead of MPC Meeting Next Week

January 16, 2023
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By Adedapo Adesanya

The Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mr Godwin Emefiele, has resumed duty after his annual vacation abroad.

In a statement signed by the Director of Corporate Communications at the apex bank, Mr Osita Nwanisobi, it was announced that Mr Emefiele, who proceeded on leave in December 2022, resumed work today, Monday, January 16, 2023.

He said, “The Governor resumed with renewed vigour to perform his duty ahead of the first Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) meeting of the year scheduled for January 23 to 24, 2023.”

He added that Mr Emefiele remains committed to performing the task before him in line with his oath of office and the policy direction of President Muhammadu Buhari.

While thanking the public for keeping faith with the bank, the CBN statement said, “we urge Nigerians to continue to support the policies of the Bank aimed at ensuring a stable financial system and the Nigerian economy in general.”

Mr Emefiele resumed duty on a day the headquarters of the CBN in Abuja was invaded by operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) this afternoon.

The secret police were in search of the Governor of the central bank, whose whereabouts had been shrouded in secrecy.

The DSS had accused Mr Emefiele of terrorism financing and had earlier sought an order of the court to arrest him, but it was rejected.

Adedapo Adesanya

Adedapo Adesanya is a journalist, polymath, and connoisseur of everything art. When he is not writing, he has his nose buried in one of the many books or articles he has bookmarked or simply listening to good music with a bottle of beer or wine. He supports the greatest club in the world, Manchester United F.C.

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