Don’t allow Emefiele leave the country, Tinubu may have questions for him – Matawalle tells Buhari


Zamfara State Governor, Bello Matawalle has appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to halt all study leaves, foreign transfers, postings of officers critical to take-off of incoming administration of President-elect, Bola Tinubu.

Matawalle in a statement signed by him today specifically urged the President to halt the speculated study leave given to the Central Bank of Nigeria, Governor Godwin Emefiele.

He said “If the leave has been approved, as reported in the media, the President should cancel it in the interest of peaceful transfer of power, accountability and good governance. 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.

He said Emefiele must stay at his job to give full accounts of all that transpired under his watch to the incoming administration of Bola Tinubu.

Matawalle added that Emefiele must answer all the questions the new regime may have for him particularly when he still has some months left of his tenure.


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