Former Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has commended President Bola Tinubu for his decision to suspend Godwin Emefiele as the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN). Wike, who has been critical of Emefiele’s policies, particularly the Naira redesign, described the President’s action as bold and timely.
Late on Friday, President Tinubu suspended Emefiele and directed him to hand over his duties to the bank’s Deputy Governor (Operations Directorate), Folashodun Shonubi.
In addition to the suspension of Emefiele, Wike also lauded President Tinubu for approving uniformity in the retirement age and pension of judicial officers across the country. This move, according to a statement by Wike’s media team, is seen as a step towards revitalizing the nation’s judiciary.
Expressing his admiration for President Tinubu’s focused and exemplary leadership, Wike noted that he and other members of the G5 group are impressed by the President’s commitment to leading the country towards prosperity.
The former Rivers State Governor’s positive remarks reflect the growing sentiment among some political figures in support of President Tinubu’s recent actions. As the suspension of Emefiele continues to make waves in the financial sector, Wike’s endorsement highlights the potential impact of the President’s decisions on Nigeria’s economy and governance.
OduNews.com will continue to monitor the reactions to President Tinubu’s actions and provide updates on any further developments, including responses from other political leaders and stakeholders. The ongoing reforms in both the Central Bank and the judiciary hold significant implications for the nation’s financial stability and judicial system.