CBN Governor, Emefiele Resumes Duty After Annual Leave, DSS Denies Arresting Him

 The Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mr. Godwin Emefiele has resumed duty after his annual vacation abroad.

Emefiele who proceeded on leave in December 2022, resumed work on Monday in Abuja.

Osita Nwanisobi,Director, Corporate Communications of CBN confirmed Emefiele’s resumption in a statement circulated aming media houses today, 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.

“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.

“While thanking the public for keeping faith with the Bank, we urge Nigerians to continue to support the policies of the Bank aimed at ensuring a stable financial system and the Nigerian economy in general,” Nwanisobi said

Meanwhile, the Department of State Security ( DSS) said its officials did not invade the CBN as being reported by a section of the media.

Peter Afunanya,
Public Relations Officer ,
DSS stated this in a statement in Abuja.

“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 said.