Godwin Emefiele: Wike reacts to Tinubu’s decision to suspend CBN governor

June 10, 2023
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  • The former governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, has expressed his view on President Bola Tinubu suspending Godwin Emefiele as CBN governor
  • The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftain described the decision as a welcome development
  • He praised President Bola Ahmed Tinubu for taking the bold step to sanction the suspension of Emefiele

The immediate past governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, hailed President Bola Tinubu for suspending Godwin Emefiele as the governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).

Recall that Legit.ng reported the suspension of Emefiele in the late hours of Friday, June 9.

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President Tinubu suspended Emefiele late Friday and directed him to immediately hand over the bank’s Deputy Governor (Operations Directorate) Folashodun Shonubi. Photo Credit: Nyesom Ezenwo Wike
Source: Twitter

The announcement of Emefiele’s suspension was announced by the office of the secretary to the government of the federation (SGF).

The directive also contained that Emefiele hand over the helm of affairs to the Deputy Governor (Operations Directorate) Folashodun Shonubi.

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Reacting to this development, Wike, one of the critics of Emefiele’s policies, especially the Naira redesign, described the President’s decision as bold and timely.

As reported by Channels TV online, the former Rivers State Governor also commanded President Tinubu for approving uniformity in the retirement age and pension of judicial officers in the country, according to a statement by his media team.

He said the President’s action would introduce a new lease of life to the nation’s judiciary.

Wike noted that he and other G5 members are impressed that the President is showing focused and exemplary leadership that will prosper the county.

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Meanwhile, ex-lawmaker, Senator Shehu Sani has predicted that CBN governor Godwin Emefiele may have a difficult relationship with the incoming administration of President-elect Bola Tinubu.

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Sani made the statement on his Twitter page, claiming that Emefiele’s life and activities under the incoming government will be like a ‘Zebra in the hands of Tigers’.

This prediction follows allegations that the governor of the CBN worked against Tinubu’s presidential bid.

“President Tinubu Is Not Playing”: Nigerians, Experts React to Suspension of CBN Governor, Godwin Emefiele

In another development, Godwin Emefiele has been arrested by the Department of State Security (DSS).

This development comes less than a week after President Bola Tinubu met with him and NNPC CEO Mele Kyari at Aso Rock.

Nigerians have taken to social media to express their opinions on the suspension of Emefiele and the first few days of Tinubu’s administration.

Source: Legit.ng

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