Emefiele resumes amid rumours of being wanted by DSS
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Governor, Godwin Emefiele has resumed work in his office on Monday amid rumours of being wanted by the Department of State Security Service (DSS).
Emefiele News Band Newspaper gathered, entered the building of the apex bank in the afternoon of yesterday accompanied by some DSS officers.
A DSS source confirmed that before his arrival, some of the operatives of the agency were already at the CBN Headquarters since it was rumoured the they wanted to arrest him.
However, the CBN’s Director of Corporate Communications Mr. Osita Nwanisiobi while confirming the resumption of Emefiele in a statement said, “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 work today, Monday, January 16, 2023.
“The Governor resumed with renewed vigour to perform his duty ahead of the first Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) meeting of the year scheduled for January 23 to 24, 2023.”
The statement added: “Mr. Emefiele remains committed to performing the task before him in line with his oath of office and the policy direction of President Muhammadu Buhari.”
Nwanisiobi pleaded with Nigerians to “continue to support the policies of the Bank aimed at ensuring a stable financial system and the Nigerian economy in general”.
Meanwhile, the DSS has dismissed reports that it invaded the headquarters of the CBN in Abuja in a bid to arrest Godwin Emefiele.
In a statement, the secret police through its spokesman, Peter Afunanya, described the reports as ‘fake news’.
“The attention of the Department of State Services (DSS) has been drawn to the false news making the rounds that its operatives invaded the Central Bank of Nigeria and arrested its governor, today 16/1/23. This is fake news and quite misleading.”