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  • Updated: May 15, 2023

Zamfara Governor Calls For Cancellation Of Emefiele's Study Leave

Zamfara Governor Calls For Cancellation Of Emefiele's Study

CBN Governor, Emefiele and President Buhari

Zamfara State Governor, Bello Matawalle has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to cancel the study leave he purportedly granted to the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele.

Matawalle is apparently furious at what he called “a disastrous naira swap policy” that subjected Nigerians to untold hardship.

Reports emerged last week that Buhari granted a study leave to the CBN governor which will see him travel out of the country.

But in reaction to the news, Matawalle said Buhari should forfeit the leave to necessitate peaceful transition of power.

The Zamfara Governor however praised the President for showing his readiness for a seamless transfer of power to the incoming administration.

“President Buhari and his wife Aisha Buhari have shown good faith and shown they want a seamless orderly and peaceful transfer of power to the incoming administration,” Matawalle said.

“They are eager to ensure that the new regime takes off smoothly and speedily and in a manner devoid of any encumbrance in the interest of our country.

“This is the right thing to do and I commend President Buhari and his wife for their statesmanly conduct.

“However, other officers in the government have acted in a different manner.

"They are behaving as if they want to put spanners in the work for the incoming regime.

“President Buhari should not allow this. He should frown at any attempt by any person seeking to damage the good job he has done.

“I want, here and now, to urge President Buhari to not approve any study leave or whatever kind of leave for any officer critical to the take-off of the incoming administration of Asíwájú Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

“One of such persons that has been speculated in the media to have sought a study leave is Central Bank of Nigeria Governor Godwin Emefiele.

“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.”

Matawalle said Emefiele must be made to account for all that transpired under his watch to the incoming administration.

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