Muhammed Gudaji Kazaure, member representing Kazaure, Roni, Gwiwa, Yankwashi from Jigawa state in the House of Representatives has revealed why Buhari norminated Godwin Emefiele, governor of the Central Bank for a second term even as he expressed his disappointment at the re-appointment.
Kazaure who is a member of the All Progressive Congress and a staunch supporter of President Buhari on Wednesday said he believes the president was misled by someone he trusts into reappointing a corrupt man.
Speaking at a press conference on the matter, he said: We met as different groups in the country and concluded yesterday to have this press conference because we are in the government of change and we expect to go to the next level but from the beginning of the appointment many of the people in the President’s camp are surprised at Emefiele’s reappointment.
“We at Buhari campaign organisation and many other groups believe he is a man of integrity and that he is fighting corruption. If we remember in this country, many things happened during Goodluck Ebele Jonathan’s administration, now we are accusing Dasuki, Deziani, and many people yet all the monies they stole was released through the Central Bank.
“With this type of appointment, I believe some people misled the President and he believed because he trust the people that came and briefed him.
“Based on all that has happened in this country, we do not expect the President to reappoint Emefiele.
“Emefiele met the dollar at 180 so what is the reform now? Dollar is now 360, we do not have confidence in him.
Meanwhile, the Senate has on thursday confirmed Dr. Godwin Emefiele as Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria for a second term.
Emefiele had been screened by the Senate Committee on Banking, Insurance and Other Financial Institutions, on Wednesday during which he was grilled in issues affecting Nigeria’s economy.
The screening exercise came after the mandate given by President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, to the committee at the plenary on Tuesday. The committee was given one week to carry out the screening and report back to the Senate.
Emefiele, who was appointed as CBN Governor on June 2, 2014, is due to end his first term on June 2, this year.
President Muhammadu Buhari had last week written to the Senate requesting that Emefiele be confirmed as CBN Governor for a second term of five years.
The confirmation followed the adoption of the report by the committee on the nominee.
Source: Sahara Reporters