- Nigerian youth have come out in droves to protest the immediate resignation of CBN chief Godwin Emefiele.
- Emefiele has been a fashionable topic in recent weeks after a series of accusations against him
- More recently, he was accused of sponsoring terrorism and also being involved in stamp duty fraud.
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FCT, Abuja – The National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN), in collaboration with a coalition of various civil society organizations, has called for the immediate resignation of the embattled governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria.
The youth led by Solomon Adodo, president of NYCN; Okpanachi Jacob, the convener of the Civil Society Advocacy Groups for Responsibility and Probity and Balarabe Musa, the national coordinator of the Citizens Network against Corruption and Terrorist Financing, among many others, said their request is pursuant to Section 11(3) of the CBN Act.
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The law establishes that the governor of the CBN or any deputy governor can resign from his position by notifying the president in writing of his intention to do so at least three months in advance.
In a letter signed by the groups and delivered to the CBN governor’s office, the team said there is no need to remind Emefiele why State Security Services (SSS) operatives are after him.
The letter said in parts:
“The fact that he has brought politics into his alleged crimes against the Nigerian state cannot change the fact. And after all the drama, he will still have to answer for the alleged crimes.
“It is on record that other lieutenant governors and CBN directors who were invited by the DSS were allowed to go after cleaning up.
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“His decision to resort to blackmail is therefore very strange and inexplicable. Recently, in faraway London, the founder of Daar Communications Plc, boss Raymond Dokpesi, underwent a routine security questioning and was later released.”
The coalition further stated that it is generally normal for Very Important People and senior public officials to be screened for security.
He said it appears that Emefiele is being persecuted for his own activities, which are suspected of being treasonous.
The letter added:
“Let us at this point make it clear that the DSS invitation has absolutely nothing to do with any of the CBN’s policies.”
The coalition demanded that Emefiele begin the process of his resignation as set out in the 2007 CBN Law or face a Nationwide Youth Mass Action.
“For someone who has run for the position of President of Nigeria, you need to stop further embarrassing yourself and the exalted position of CBN Governor.”
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Central Bank of Nigeria Governor Godwin Emefiele has reacted to the alleged N89trn stamp duty fraud filed against him.
Emefiele in a letter sent to Gudaji Kazaure, the legislator who made the alleged complaint wants to go to trial.
According to Kazaure, the letter contained a three-week ultimatum to retract his statement or face a legal battle.
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In another development, the former head of the ruling All Progress Congress, Timi Frank, has exposed a plot to assassinate CBN Governor Godwin Emefiele.
He called on the United States and the United Kingdom to intercede and guarantee the crackdown on the alleged plot.
Frank also called on the European Union to take action like the IMF to save Godwin’s life and job.