A pro-democracy group, Coalition Against Corrupt Leaders in Nigeria, (CACLN) has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately sack the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, Godwin Emefiele for not doing well in office.
The group has also described Emefiele’s policy as practicing voodoo economics.
Lately, Emefiele has been linked to fraud, diversion of government funds, and perpetuating unwholesome practices in Forex management in the country.
The group made the call when they besieged the Presidential Villa to protest against the continued stay in office of the CBN governor.
The protest against Emefiele by CACLN witnessed a large turn-out of people.
The protest was tagged ‘Emefiele Must Go’
Addressing journalists during the protest, the Convener of the group, Dauda Yakubu, said Emefiele had desecrated the revered apex bank.
Yakubu lamented that Emefiele had made the country a laughing stock in the comity of nations.
He stressed that Emefiele was not fit to continue in office as CBN governor.
He said: “The Governor of CBN, Godwin Emefiele, has not only desecrated the revered apex Bank in Nigeria but also made the country a laughing stock in the comity of nations.
“His penchant for voodoo economics is also legendary. The policy summersaults and inconsistencies in fiscal policies have indeed hurt the country’s economy in unimaginable ways.
“It remains a mystery how the Governor of the sensitive CBN of a country would engage in partisan politics by vying for the position of President expending billions of naira from the vaults of the Central Bank in his political ambition.”
The group said Emefiele introduced the naira redesign to cover up for some of his anomalies perpetuated in office.
Recall that the new redesigned nairo note from 200 and above has been pushed into circulation since December 15th, 2022.