President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has suspended the governor of Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele.
The suspension was announced in a statement from the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) on Friday.
Mr Emefiele visited President Tinubu on the first day the president resumed office.
Below is the full statement:
PRESIDENT TINUBU SUSPENDS EMEFIELE FROM OFFICE AS CENTRAL BANK GOVERNOR
President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has suspended the Central Bank Governor, Mr Godwin Emefiele, CFR, from office with immediate effect.
This is sequel to the ongoing investigation of his office and the planned reforms in the financial sector of the economy.
Mr Emefiele has been directed to immediately hand over the affairs of his office to the Deputy Governor (Operations Directorate), who will act as the Central Bank Governor pending the conclusion of investigation and the reforms.
For: Secretary to the Government of the Federation
9th June, 2023.