- The Central Bank of Nigeria has debunked rumour that its governor, Godwin Emefiele has been sacked
- The CBN said Emefiele is still very much around and available at his office
- The apex bank said it is unaware of how the rumour started
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) on Monday evening, March 4, debunked the rumour that its governor, Godwin Emefiele, was sacked by the federal government.
A senior member of the apex bank who requested anonymity, reportedly told Daily Trust journalist during a phone interview, that the reports of Emefiele's sack is fake and the CBN governor is very much around.
“I can confirm to you that he has not been sacked. He is in his office this minute attending to matters as the Governor. We don’t know where this rumour is coming from and we don’t understand what it is meant to achieve," the source said.
Recall that Legit.ng earlier reported that the presidency reportedly denied alleged sacking of the governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria.
The sources in the presidency on Monday evening, March 4, said Emefiele still remains the CBN governor.
Legit.ng gathered that it was reported by some media organisations that Emefiele reportedly received a letter from the office of President Muhammadu Buhari to vacate his office.
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However, sources within the presidency described the report as false and misleading.
“The president does not have the power to sack the CBN governor without the approval of the National Assembly,” one of the persons familiar with the matter was quoted to have said.
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