CBN Governor, Emefiele resumes duty after annual leave


…As DSS denies alleged invasion of CBN

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

Mr. Emefiele who proceeded on leave in December 2022, resumed work on Monday, January 16, 2023.

A statement by the Director, Corporate Communications, CBN, Mr. Osita Nwanisobi said 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”, the statement said.

Meanwhile, the Department of State Services, DSS has denied the alleged invasion of the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN and arrest of the CBN Governor, Mr. Godwin Emefiele on Monday by its officials.

A statement by Peter Afunanya, Public Relations Officer, DSS in Abuja on Monday described the news making the round on the social media as fake news capable of misleading Nigerians.

The statement reads, “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.”

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