I remain CBN governor till June — Emefiele

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Emefiele Godwin. PHOTO CREDIT: SHIPS & PORTS archive

The Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele, on Tuesday said he would remain in charge of the apex bank till the end of his tenure in June.

Emefiele said this while reacting to some online reports that he had been asked to proceed on terminal leave.

He said, “At least you can see me and you have seen my work. My tenure expires in June and at least let’s continue.

“The intervention programmes of the Central Bank of Nigeria has been on since 1978 and it has moved from governor to another governor and I am very optimistic that even if another governor comes, no right-thinking person will abandon an initiative that is laudable and meant to create jobs for the good of our country.”

Emefiele has been Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria since June 3, 2014. His appointment is for a period of five years, which is renewable at the instance of the President.