The Head of Corporate Communications of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Osita Nwanisiobi has described as untrue rumours of a purported sack of the Governor of the bank, Godwin Emefiele.
Osita denied the rumours in a phone conversation stating that “he is not aware of any sack of the CBN Governor”. It was also gathered that Mr Emefiele is in Davos on an official assignment.
Several online media blogs have published reports of a purported sack of the Governor with some mentioning that “it was unconfirmed” even though they went ahead to publish.
Sources close to the presidency also confirm the position of Mr Nwanisiobi as they claim no knowledge of the development.
The CBN Governor has been under pressure since he declared interest in running for president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria in 2023. Although he later withdrew from the race, this did not stop some Nigerians from calling for his sacking as, according to this category of people, he had compromised his position by showing interest in a political party contrary to provisions of extant public service rules.