The Central Bank of Nigeria has revealed that the embattled CBN Governor, Godwin Emefiele, has resumed duty after his annual leave abroad Amid Tight security within the premises of his office.
Disclosing this in a press statement by the Director, Public Relations, Osita Nwanisobi, the CBN said Emefiele resumed duty on Monday (today).
The statement read, “The Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria, Mr. Godwin Emefiele, has resumed duty after his annual vacation abroad. Mr. Emefiele, who proceeded on leave in December 2022, resumed today, Monday, January 16, 2023.
“The Governor resumed with renewed vigour to perform his duty ahead of the first Monetary Policy Committee meeting of the year scheduled for January 23 to 24, 2023.
Mr. Emefiele remains committed to performing the task beforw him in line with his oath of office and the policy direction of President Muhammadu Buhari.
“While thanking the public for keeping faith with the Bank, we urge Nigerians to continue to support the policies of the Bank aimed at ensuring a stable financial system and the Nigerian economy in general.”
However, the Department of State Services (DSS), on Monday, said it did not invade the office of the Central Bank of Nigeria.
In a statement, DSS spokesman, Peter Afunanya, also said the secret police did not arrest the CBN Governor, Godwin Emefiele.
According to ChannelsTv, dismissing media reports of the purported arrest, the DSS spokesman described it as fake and misleading.
“The attention of the Department of State Services (DSS) has been drawn to the false news making the round that its operatives invaded the Central Bank of Nigeria and arrested its Governor, today 16/1/23. This is fake news and quite misleading,” the statement read.
Meanwhile, Emefiele has resumed duty after his annual vacation abroad.
AMILOADED had earlier reported that the DSS recently came after Emefiele whom they took to court for alleged terrorism financing.
The secret police had approached an Abuja court to arrest the CBN governor over alleged terrorism financing and economic crimes of national security, but Justice Maryam Hassan of the Federal Capital Territory High Court Abuja, quashed the move by the DSS.
Thereafter, the judge barred the DSS from arresting, inviting, or detaining Emefiele, declaring the terrorism allegations against the CBN governor by the DSS as vindictive, callous, oppressive, void and of no effect.
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