President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has removed Godwin Emefiele as governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) with immediate effect.
The office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) confirmed his suspension on Friday in a statement signed by Willie Bassey, Director of Information, SGF office.
The suspension, he claims, is the result of an ongoing inquiry into Emefiele’s office.
According to report, following his suspension from office, Emefiele was promptly apprehended by Nigeria’s secret police, the State Security Service (SSS).
This news outlet also learned that the DSS has assembled a team of top interrogators to question Emefiele on a variety of issues:
The following are some of the topics on which the investigators will question the former CBN governor:
- Concerns about loans totaling billions of naira made to farmers under the Fadama scheme.
- Terrorism: Financing of the Indigenous People of Biafra.
- Polaris Bank’s contentious sale.
- Allegations of currency fraud.
- CBN fiscal policies, especially how the naira redesign policy is handled.
Many Nigerians think that Emefiele’s tenure as governor was marred by several wrongdoing and blunders, making him an extremely unpopular governor.