A civil society organisation, the Advocacy for Societal Rights Advancement and Development Initiative, has reiterated its call for the removal of the Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria, Mr. Godwin Emefiele, by President Muhammadu Buhari.
The group, which had earlier called for Emefiele’s sacking, based its decision on the allegation of abuse of office and betrayal of public trust, which has been levelled against the CBN governor.
The CSO, in a statement on Tuesday by its Executive Director, Mr. Adeolu Oyinlola, also condemned a recent comment by Edo State Governor, Adams Oshiomhole, asking Buhari not to remove Emefiele from office.
The statement read in part, “As for Mr. Godwin Emefiele, the advice we have for him is to jump rather than be pushed, because if he has any decency, he would by now have tendered his resignation and turned himself in at the offices of the anti-graft agencies.
“If the Buhari administration’s ‘change’ mantra is to be taken seriously, Emefiele must be shown the exit door without further delay by invoking the relevant portions of the CBN Act, 2007, particularly, Section 11(2)(c) thereof).”