The group urged the incoming government led by “president-elect” Bola Tinubu to also probe Emefiele for “alleged sponsorship of terrorists and other decisions that pose a threat to national security".
The Central Bank Governor, Godwin Emefiele, must be investigated by the incoming administration over several controversial programmes under the outgoing government of President Muhammadu Buhari, a civic organisation, the New Nigeria Group (NNG) has stated.
The group urged the incoming government led by “president-elect” Bola Tinubu to also probe Emefiele for “alleged sponsorship of terrorists and other decisions that pose a threat to national security" according to court processes already filed by Nigerian secret police, the Department of State Services.
The NNG in a statement its national coordinator, Joel Abah, on Saturday, added that Nigerians were subjected to the most cruel and elitist economic policies of the apex bank under Emefiele and such must not be swept under the carpet with Buhari’s exit from power.
“That as the conscience of the nation, we find it a priority to document the corruption and criminal allegations as well the Mafian culture introduced into the apex bank by Godwin Emiefele in the last few years,” the group said.
“Featuring prominent in the allegations were some revelations made by a serving member of the House of Representatives against Governor Emiefele which confirms our calls for his sack and prosecution.
"Emefiele till date has not responded to the allegations that he borrowed the federal government’s money and determines interests and exchange rates on the terms of his group. Fellow Nigerians, this is the man who mismanaged the anchor borrowers program, the COVID-19 stimulus package and NIRSAL interventions.
“He also dabbled into politics because he was emboldened by his Mafia group; this made him take sides against some perceived opposition.”
The group also vowed to document the policy somersaults of Emefiele and distribute same to Nigerians while urging Nigerians to come out en masse on May 29 to present their demands to the “president-elect.”
The group vowed that it would continue to impress it on the incoming government to ensure that Governor Emefiele did not evade prosecution under any guise.