Breaking: Senate screens Emefiele following Buhari’s reappointment

Breaking: Senate screens Emefiele following Buhari’s reappointment

Godwin Emefiele who is the governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has appeared before the Senate committee on banking, insurance and other financial institution for screening.

According to Daily Trust, Emefiele appeared for the screening session on Wednesday, May 15. The screening is coming following the mandate given to the committee by the Senate plenary.

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The committee is being chaired by Senator Rafiu Ibrahim (PDP, Kwara).

Emefiele, who was first appointed as CBN governor on June 2, 2014, is due to end his first term on June 2, this year.

President Muhammadu Buhari had written to the Senate requesting that Emefiele be confirmed as CBN governor for a second term of five years.

If confirmed, Emefiele will be the first CBN governor to hold the position for a second term.

Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday, May 13, met with the governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, at the presidential villa, Abuja.

According to a statement released by Lauretta Onochie, a presidential aide, through her Twitter page, President Buhari congratulated Emefiele over his re-appointment for another five-year term.

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The president also met separately with Governors Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos state, Samuel Ortom, Benue, and Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna behind closed doors.

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