Dr. Josef Onoh, President-elect Bola Tinubu’s spokesman in the southeast during the campaigns, has urged the Department of State Security (DSS) to ensure that Dr. Godwin Emefiele, Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), does not leave Nigeria for any study leave abroad.
WITHIN NIGERIA recalls that there have been allegations that the governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) is planning to leave Nigeria under the guise of study leave in order to flee the country before the inauguration of President-elect Bola Tinubu on May 29.
According to those making the allegations, Tinubu may pay Emefiele back for attempting to harm his campaign with the naira redesign policy.
However, Presidential Spokesman Garba Shehu stated that the presidency was unaware of the CBN governor’s decision to leave the country on study leave and would make no further comments on the matter.
In response to the rumors, Onoh insisted that, regardless of the veracity of the claims, the DSS must prevent Emefiele from fleeing the country at all costs.
I’m telling the DSS that whether the study leave is true or not, it should ensure that Emefiele does not leave Nigeria. If Emefiele wants to get a study leave, we have credible universities in Nigeria that are willing to grant him admission where he can do his study leave and these universities are ready to comply with CBN regulations regarding money transfers and payment modes to the institution of his choice in order for him to process his admission and they also accept the new redesigned naira notes as form of payment for admissions fees too