Tinubu Receives 2 Name Suggestions For CBN Gov, Emefiele’s Replacement

Godwin Emefiele became CBN governor on June 4, 2014. He has retained the position for about nine years and may vacate the position in a few days

Two financial experts have been suggested to President Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu as possible replacements for the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele.

Also, due to a series of controversies following the implementation of the Naira swap policy during the 2023 electioneering period, many stakeholders and top government officials have been calling for his immediate sack and replacement.

Speaking during a recent interview with Arise Television, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Olisa Agbakoba, urged the newly sworn-in president of Nigeria, Tinubu to immediately replace Emefiele with either the Chairman of Fidelity Bank Nigeria, Mustafa Chike-Obi, or the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Citibank Nigeria, Yemi Cardoso.

Agbakoba also admonished Tinubu to without further hesitation, appoint his cabinet, stressing that the Nigerian leader must appoint only good people in his cabinet.

He said: “We need to talk about a limited government. The government is too big; he needs to have good people.

“The timeline for an appointment is absolutely today. Today, I will think he should be making critical appointments, I will just give a couple of names: Mustafa Chike-Obi or Dr. Yemi Cardoso.”

Agbakoba also charged Tinubu to unbundle the Transport Ministry into four sub-ministries. He noted that the new Transport Ministry should comprise rail, road, shipping, and air.

“Works should seize to be a ministry and they should go onto transport ministry.

“The challenge for Tinubu will be to name at least four or five critical ministers, because there is no time to waste,” the SAN noted.