Resignation: Emefiele holds closed-door meeting with Buhari

CBN Governor Godwin Emefiele (left) and President Muhammadu Buhari

resident Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday in Abuja met behind closed doors with the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele.

Although the meeting agenda between President Buhari and Emefiele was not reported, it has been speculated that the CBN governor might have updated the president on the ongoing debate concerning his presidential aspiration.

On Wednesday, via a circular issued by Boss Mustapha, Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), the president had directed members of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) and other political appointees with political ambition to resign.

Emefiele is among the heads of agency and extra-ministerial departments.


When accosted by State House correspondents to talk about the outcome of his meeting with the president and the speculation over his alleged resignation, the CBN governor simply said:

“I’m having fun at the scenario. Let them have heart attack. It’s good to have heart attack. I am having a lot of fun.’’

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However, agency reporters reliably learnt that Emefiele might have informed the president of his intention to continue as CBN governor instead of vying for the All Progressives Congress’s presidential ticket in the 2023 general elections.

The source, which preferred not to be named, told NAN that the CBN governor had finally decided to concentrate on his official job of safeguarding and transforming the nation’s economy.

Some farmers associations in the country had raised N100 million to purchase APC Presidential Expression of Interest and Nomination forms for Emefiele ahead of the party’s primary on May 31