Emefiele returns to Nigeria after weeks stay in UK –

Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Governor Godwin Emefiele returned to the country after a several-week stay in the UK.

CBN’s director of corporate communications, Osita Nwanisobi, confirmed the development in a statement on Monday.

The CBN governor quietly left the country for the UK late last year following reports that he planned to be arrested by the Department of State (DSS) on suspicion of financing terrorism.

Federal Capital Territory High Court judge Maryam Hassan last year blocked DSS from arresting and detaining Emefiele on suspicion of financing terrorism, saying the charges were vindictive and lame.

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Upon his return, Emefiele vowed to continue his duties as CBN governor.

“The CBN Governor resumed his duties with renewed vigor ahead of the first Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) meeting of the year, scheduled for January 23-24, 2023,” the statement read.

“Mr. Emefiele remains committed to carrying out the tasks before him in accordance with his oath of office and the policy direction of President Muhammadu Buhari.

“While thanking the public for their trust in the Bank, we urge Nigerians to continue to support the Bank’s policies aimed at ensuring a stable financial system and the Nigerian economy as a whole.”

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