All Those Calling For Sack of CBN Gov, Emefiele Are ‘Palm Wine Drinkers’ Says Oshiomhole
Edo governor has lampooned those that are calling for the sack of Godwin Emefiele, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Governor, as “palm wine drinkers” .
Speaking in Abuja on Wednesday, Oshiomhole said that the CBN has ended the nefarious career of those benefitting from an illegal capital market and other anti growth rackets. According to him, those are people who want the CBN boss out of the way by sponsoring spurious petition.
“We all know what used to happen and how some people were busy dealing in currency rackeetering. It is this practice that Mr. Emefiele seriously curbed by advocating policies that would minimize capital flight. So how can anyone now call for the sack of such a performing governor,“ he said.
According to the Governor, the CBN under the current dispensation has blocked many drain pipes in the economy, by safeguarding the Naira from decline. He noted that, were it not for the quick interventions of the nation’s apex bank, the economy would have run into troubled waters with the way the Naira is getting badly hurt.
The former Labour leader stated further that; “The presidency”, he said “doesn’t make a decision based on faceless Facebook activists motivated by ignorance. I believe the president is sound enough and purposeful to discern the machinations of these individuals who don’t mean well for Nigeria.”