- President Bola Tinubu’s special investigation on the financial accounts of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) continues
- The investigation stretches to deputy governors, directors, and even the drivers of immediate past governor, Godwin Emefiele
- Tinubu promised to conduct a thorough house cleaning, and the audited financial statement is currently under scrutiny
President Bola Tinubu’s determination to unravel events at the Central Bank of Nigeria during the leadership of Godwin Emefiele has affected 21 persons.
The individuals that have been interrogated include Emefiele’s driver and also four deputy governors of the apex bank.
How CBN investigation is going
The Nation reports that the drivers were interviewed for driving Emefiele and other deputy CBN governors.
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Also, officials of the Nigeria Security Printing and Minting Company (NSPMC) and those in charge of all those intervention programmes were also invited.
Others interviewed by the investigators include some officials of NIRSAL Microfinance Bank (NMFB), Nigeria Inter-Bank Settlement System Plc (NIBSS).
Also search lighty was beemed at the Nigeria Incentive-Based Risk Sharing System for Agricultural Lending (NIRSAL Plc).
Names of persons already questioned by the investigating team
Two deputy CBN governor Aisha Ahmad and Kingsley Obiora were reported detained by the DSS as part of the investigation.
Also, Shuaib Ahmed, the Executive Secretary of the Financial Reporting Council of Nigeria (FRC), and his deputy, Iheanyi Anyahara, were invited to appear before the panel in connection with the preparation of the CBN audited financial statements from 2016 to 2022.
CBN faces another headache as Nigeria’s foreign reserves fall to 2-year low
Meanwhile, in another report, Legit.ng revealed that Nigeria’s foreign reserve has hit a two-year low.
The data obtained from the CBN showed that Nigeria’s reserves at $33 billion were the lowest since 2017.
The foreign reserves are a key firepower for the CBN in its fight to ensure the naira stays strong against other currencies at the foreign exchange market.