That the Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mr. Godwin Emefiele was relieved of his job is another fake news making the rounds on social media..
A reliable source at the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) informed National WAVES that Mr. Emefiele has not been fired. This much was corroborated by sources at the presidency.
It was also gathered that it is also not true that the Delta State born banker has also been asked by President Muhammadu Buhari to proceed on a terminal leave.
Emefiele’s tenue is expected to expire in June 2019, but can be extended by another five years if the President desires.
However, most of the past CBN Governors have served only one term of five years in office and Mr Emefiele is not likely to break that jinx.
“I can confirm to you that Godwin Emefiele is still the CBN Governor. He has not been removed from the position as being speculated on social media. So, please ignore the rumour,” the source revealed.
Mr. Emefiele was appointed as CBN Governor in 2014 by former President Goodluck Jonathan after the suspension of the present Emir of Kano, Mr Sanusi Lamido.
He was left to continue in office when the administration of President Buhari took over in 2015