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June 14, 2024
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BREAKING: President Tinubu suspends CBN Governor, Godwin Emefiele

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has ordered the immediate suspension of Godwin Emefiele as the Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).

The Director of Information, Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Willie Bassey confirmed the development via a statement sent to PM News on Friday.

The statement reads: “President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has suspended the Central Bank Governor, Mr Godwin Emefiele, CFR, from office with immediate effect.

“This is sequel to the ongoing investigation of his office and the planned reforms in the financial sector of the economy.

“Mr Emefiele has been directed to immediately hand over the affairs of his office to the Deputy Governor (Operations Directorate), who will act as the Central Bank Governor pending the conclusion of the investigation and the reforms.”

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