I Didn’t Resign, My Tenure Expires In June, Says Emefiele

The Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Mr Godwin Emefiele, on Tuesday dismissed claims in some quarters that he had been asked to proceed on terminal leave.

There had been speculations that President Muhammadu Buhari had asked the apex bank boss to proceed on terminal leave. The leave according to some online media was to last for three months which would ultimately lead to his exit from the apex bank.

Emefiele has been Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria since June 3, 2014. His appointment is for a  period of five years which is renewable if the president so wishes.

But responding to enquiries from journalists during a meeting he had with textile industry stakeholders in Abuja, Emefiele said there was no truth in such claims that he had proceeded on terminal leave.

The governor said that his tenure expires in June and that he would continue to perform his role in the interest of the economy.

He said, “At least you can see me and you have seen my work. My tenure expires in June and at least let’s continue.

“The intervention programmes of the Central Bank of Nigeria has been on since 1978 and it has moved from governor to another governor and I am very optimistic that even if another governor comes, no right-thinking person will abandon an initiative that is laudable and meant to create jobs for the good of our country.”

(The Punch)

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