The Governor of Zamfara State, Bello Matawalle, has appealed to the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), not to approve any study leave for the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele.
Matawalle made this appeal in a tweet via the official Twitter handle of the Director, Media and Publicity Tinubu/Shettima campaign, Bayou Onanuga, on Monday.
He urged the president to deny the Emefiele such a request, noting he must give an account of how he managed the country’s financial monetary systems and what he put Nigerians through the Naira redesign policy.
The All Progressive Congress governor added that Emefiele must answer questions the incoming administration of Bola Ahmed Tinubu, may have for him.
He said, “CBN Governor Emefiele superintended over the management of the country’s financial and monetary systems. He is the one who initiated and implemented the recent disastrous Naira swap policy, the Naira confiscation program, which put Nigerians through untold woes and trauma and set our economy backwards.
“Two of my brother-governors and I took the Federal Government to court over this ill-advised policy and fought resolutely until we got a respite for our people from Emefiele and company.
“This same Emefiele now wants to proceed on study leave when he has some 10 months left of his tenure apparently in a bid to evade rendering accounts. This is unacceptable.
“President Buhari should not countenance this. Emefiele must stay at his job to give full accounts of all that transpired under his watch to the incoming administration. He must answer all the questions the new regime may have for him particularly when he still has some months left of his tenure.”