CBN: Coalition Threatens to Mobilize 1,000 CSOs in Support of SSS Operation

CBN: Coalition Threatens to Mobilize 1,000 CSOs in Support of SSS Operation

  • A civil society organisation has called on the governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria to make himself available for questioning and investigation by the SSS
  • The CSO said it is in support of SSS operation on the apex bank's governor and would be mobilising other organisations in support of the secret police
  • According to the organisation, there is need to ensure that public officers in Nigeria do not see themselves as people above law and order in the land

The Rescue Hope Nigeria (RHN), has vowed to mobilize at least 1,000 civil society organisations across the country in support of the State Security Services (SSS) operation to rescue the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) from its current governor, Godwin Emefiele.

A statement signed by RHN's president and seen by Audu Amstrong said the coalition when mobilised will embark on a nationwide protest across the country with the hope of salvaging what is left of Nigeria's apex bank.

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Rescue Hope of Nigeria has threatened to mobilise thousands of civil society organisations should Godwin Emefiele fails to resign. Photo: Pius Utomi
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Amstrong's statement followed the resumption of the CBN governor at the end of his annual leave on Monday, January 16.

Emefiele has been in the spotlight over issues of alleged diversion of stamp duty fees and sponsorship of terrorism. 

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Nigeria will not continue to condone corrupt practices from public officers

Armstrong said that Nigeria cannot continue to elevate a public officer above the law and above probe by relevant agencies of the country.

Calling on Emefiele to respond to the allegations levelled against him by the secret police, Armstrong said the governor of the apex bank must not be shielded from probe especially knowing the weight of the claims against him.  

His words:

"Nigerians are suffering. There is hardship in the land. Most of Emefiele's policies have had devastating effects on the common man.

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"How does one even explain the nation's number 1 banker delving into politics? As if that wasn't enough, he has continued to ride on the goodwill of Nigerians with demonic policies. 
"The recent revelation about stamp duty and his suspected links to terrorism is the last straw. Nigerians are fed up. 
"It is high time Emefiele speaks to Nigerians to clear the air. But we are not even interested, we want him arrested and prosecuted like every other Nigerian.
"We wish to urge the DSS to follow this matter to the latter. As one of the most reputable secret police in the world, we are confident that they will bring Emefiele to book. Enough is enough."

“I am ready to work,” CBN governor, Emeifele confirms return to Nigeria, makes promises

Meanwhile, the apex bank's governor, Godwin Emefiele announced his return to Nigeria after a few weeks of annual leave.

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The whereabouts of the CBN governor have been in the spotlight in recent days following his travails with DSS.

Emefiele released a statement that he is back and has also promised to continue his duties.

10 things to know as CBN cash withdrawal policy kicks off

In another report, commercial banks in the country have started the implementation of the CBN cash withdrawal policy.

The policy goal is to increase the number of transactions conducted electronically while reducing the amount of physical cash that is used in the economy.

Here are the ten things to know about the cash withdrawal policy and how it affects a bank customer.


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