The National Association Of Nigerian Students (NANS) has backed the suspension of Mr Godwin Emefiele as the governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) by President Bola Tinubu for allegedly funding a terrorist group among other infractions.
NANS stated this in a press statement by Vice President, Akinteye Babatunde Afeez, on Saturday.
SaharaReporters had reported that the president suspended Emefiele from office on Friday with immediate effect due to the ongoing investigation of his office and the planned reforms in the financial sector of the economy.
Emefiele’s suspension was confirmed by Willie Bassey, the Director, Information, for the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, George Akume.
Reacting to this, NANS applauded President Tinubu and urged him to also work on bracing up the value of the Nigerian currency, Naira in the global market.
The statement reads, “NANS reports that Godwin has afflicted heinous economical afflictions on the general people and more particularly the Nigerian students amongst other youths at home and in diaspora.
“Others are; fall of the naira, failed design and implementation of the new naira amongst other policies as Mr Godwin Emefiele stretched the powers of that office beyond its limits and did abuse the office at the expense of the ordinary man.
“Following the recent developments and events, we, the Nigerian students find it disturbing that the suspended CBN governor was being linked with funding terrorists, ESN and IPOB while in office, especially as it’s with the nation's funds amongst other allegations and we commend the Department of State Services for the arrest of Emefiele and further communicating with the Nigerian people.”