Earlier today, news about the sack of the Governor of the central bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele had gone viral on social media.

Although no verified media platform had published the story, it quickly trended online with social media users giving updates and comments on the rumored development.

However, contrary to the trending story in some online media, a very reliable source from the Central Bank media desk has stated that Mr. Godwin Emefiele, the CBN governor is still very much on his desk without the threat of a sack.

In the last few hours, the rumor oozed from the winds that the CBN governor had been relieved of his lofty post but a very senior officer in the media department of the nation’s Apex Bank has debunked the rumor in its entirety.

Why Buhari can’t sack CBN Gov, Emefiele – Aisha Yesufu

A Nigerian socio-political activist, Aisha Yesufu has said President Muhammadu Buhari lacks the constitutional power to sack the Central Bank Governor, Godwin Emefiele.


Rumours making the rounds on social media indicate that the governor who had indicated an interest in contesting for president under the platform of the All Progressives Congress, APC has been sacked.

NAIJA LIVE TV has been unable to verify the rumour as of press time.

Reacting to the rumoured reports, the Activist said the president may need to go through legislative processes before sacking the apex bank governor.

In a tweet on her official Twitter handle, Aisha, however, said she would love the governor to be sacked over the alleged politicisation of his office.

She wrote, “In as much as I would love @GodwinIEmefiele to be sacked for all his incompetence, failure and politicisation of his office, the President cannot SACK a CBN Governor!

“There is a process and that process must be followed. It is called “Rule of Law”.

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