Ola ‘Kiya, Reporting
GOVERNOR of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mr Godwin Emefiele, on Monday, returned from his annual leave to resume work at his office.
This is just as the Nigerian State Security Service (SSS) has denied it invaded the CBN premises and took over the office of the governor over yet-be-substantiated terrorism allegation.
In a statement dated Monday January 16 and issued by Osita Nwanisobi, Director, Corporate Communications, the CBN said Gov Emefiele, having enjoyed his annual holiday, was returning with fresh vigor to continue his assigned job.
“The Govenor, Central Bank of Nigeria, Mr. Gown Emehele, 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 vigor to perform ahead of the first monetary policy committee (MPC) this year scheduled for January 23 to 24, 2023.
Mr Emefiele remains committed to the task before him in line with his oath of office and policy direction of President Muhammadu Buhari.
“While thanking the pubic for keeping faith with the Bank, we urge Nigerians to continue to support the policies of the back aimed at ensuring a stable financial system and the Nigerian economy in general,” Nwanisobi stated.
Meanwhile, the SSS, which Stonix News had earlier reported to have invaded and occupied the CBN governor’s office, has vehemently denied being involved in the invasion of the apex bank and arrest of the governor.
Public Relations Officer of the
Department of State Services
Abuja, Peter Afunanya PhD, in a terse statement issued on Monday, claimed the narrative was outright false.
“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,” Afunanya averred.