- A group has called for the removal of a deputy governor in Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Joseph Nnanna
- The group alleged that Nnanna have been involved in some corrupt and fraudulent activities at the apex bank
- According to the group, Nnanna recently authorized the payment of over 100 million naira as severance package for his girlfriend, one Saratu Umar, who was once a staff of the bank
Hundreds of protesters on Monday, April 29, besieged the presidential villa gate to demand the immediate removal of a deputy governor in Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Joseph Nnanna, over alleged corrupt practices.
Nnana who is presently a board chairman at the Nigeria Export Import Bank (NEXIM) is alleged to have been involved in some corrupt and fraudulent activities at the apex bank.
The protesters under the aegis of the Awareness For Good Governance Group (AGGG) said It is disheartening to note the unethical conduct of some individuals occupying sensitive position of offices most especially in the financial sector which is supposed to operate on a clean slate.
The protesters led by Princess Ajibola said the group observed with dismay the recent alleged dubious engagements of the CBN's deputy director.
Ajibola said that Nnana who is unqualified to occupy the position of the organization's chairmanship is personalizing the affairs of the bank by allowing his emotions to take the lead while he steers activities of the bank to the murky waters of frustration, looting and scandals.
She alleged that Nnana recently authorized the payment of over 100 million naira as severance package for his girlfriend, one Saratu Umar who was once a staff of the bank.
According to Ajibola, Umar was sacked due to her widely attested negligence and incompetence.
"We want to equally caution the EFCC and the entirety of its hierarchy to desist from allowing the fake helmsman of a revered organization to use them for shaming purposes without proper investigation. In effect, we are tasking the EFCC to investigate Dr Nnana's role when he served a Board Member in Nigeria's apex bank before his appointment as Chairman, NEXIM bank.
"It is also worthy of note, NEXIM bank is not just a financial sector but a trade policy financial institution aimed at diversifying the Nigerian economy into a non oil dependent economy," Ajibola said.
The group further called on President Muhamamdu Buhari and all relevant authorities to invoke punitive measures against the newly identified advocate of corruption - Dr Nnana - before he totally infect the few good personnel remaining in the hierarchy of NEXIM bank.
"It is time to save NEXIM Bank and its staff from this ugly quagmire embodied in the misdeeds of a supposed public officer drenched and dripping the filthy gown of corruption," Ajibola added.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that some protesting residents of Abuja, Nigeria’s capital city, have barricaded the entrance of the National Assembly complex demanding justice over alleged extra-judicial killings.
According to the protesters, the killings happened in some communities in Abuja. Premium Times reports that staff of the National Assembly and journalists were left stranded as a result of the protest.
Philip Aduda, the senator representing Abuja, earlier reportedly raised a point of order on the floor of the Senate asking for immediate investigation into a recent Army invasion as well as killings by soldiers.
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