Tinubu's Aide Asks Buhari to Suspend Emefiele as CBN Governor, Gives Fresh Reason
- Bola Tinubu's director of media and publicity, Bayo Onanuga, has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to sack Godwin Emefiele, the CBN governor
- Onanuga made the call following what he described as the failure of the cashless policy Emefiele introduced which has crippled Nigeria's economy
- The President-elect's aide posited that someone like Emefiele should not be occupying sensitive positions like the office of the CBN governor
FCT, Abuja - Bayo Onanuga, the director of media and publicity to Bola Tinubu, the president-elect, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to suspend Godwin Emefiele, the governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) New Telegraph reported.
Why Tinubu's aide wants Buhari to sack Emefiele
Onanuga made the call over the persistent naira scarcity that has bedevilled the country, adding that Emefiele should not be occupying a position as sensitive as that of the CBN governor after the suspension of the cashless policy by the Supreme Court.
Taking to his Twitter Page on Wednesday, March 15, Onanuga wrote:
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“I am surprised Godwin Emefiele is still sitting pretty in office, without contrition, after he was forced to scrap his ghastly cashless policy.
“President Buhari should suspend him from office. Emefiele should go NOW.”
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The CBN governor introduced a cashless policy in December 2022, which plunged many Nigerians into suffering.
Some governors subsequently challenged the policy at the Supreme Court before the presidential and national assembly elections held on February 25.
In its ruling, the apex court declared that the old N200, N500 and N1000 notes remain legal tender until December 25, 2023.
Naira Crunch: "Punish Malami, Emefiele Now," Buhari Gets Fresh Challenge
Legit.ng earlier reported that RULAAC, a civil society organisation, has asked President Buhari to punish the AGF, Abubakar Malami and the CBN governor, Godwin Emefiele, for disobeying court orders.
The group also condemned the presidency for trying the dissociate President Buhari from Malami and Emefiele's actions when everything ended at the president's table.
According to the CSO, Buhari's administration has not been leading by example regarding obeying court orders.