President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed his desire to re-appoints Emefiele as CBN governor for another tenure. This was made in his approval letter sent to the Senate, which was read during a plenary section before the sitting was adjourned. Many couldn’t wait for the final approval by the senate before showering congratulatory message to the Governor. Delta state governor Okowa, first commend President Muhammadu Buhari for finding Mr. Emefiele worthy to be re-appointed.
“On behalf of myself, government and people of Delta State, I will like to sincerely thank Mr President for considering an illustrious citizen of Delta State worthy of occupying this important position of the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria for a second term in office,” the statement added
In a congratulatory message issued in Asaba, by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Charles Aniagwu, Governor Okowa extolled the leadership qualities and astute contributions of Mr. Emefiele to the economic development of Nigeria since he was appointed in 2014.
He described Mr. Emefiele as an illustrious son of Delta State, whose remarkable contributions to the banking industry in Nigeria is legendary and worthy of emulation.
He said: “Mr. Emefiele is an illustrious son of Delta State in whom we are well pleased. His astute contributions to the development of the banking industry and the Nigeria economy is legendary and worthy of emulation”.
Governor Okowa noted that as a distinguished Deltan, Mr. Emefiele has had a remarkable but turbulent first term as Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria where he successfully played a critical role to steer the Nigerian economy out of recession.
“On behalf of the government and people of Delta State, I congratulate Mr. Godwin Emefiele on his reappointment for a second term as Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria.”
In similar vein, The National Chairman, North East Commodity Association (NECAS), Alhaji Sadiq Daware, has lauded President Muhammadu Buhari’s re-appointment of Mr. Godwin Emefiele as the Central Bank of Nigeria’s (CBN) Governor.
Daware who spoke to News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) Thursday in Yola on the renomination of Emefiele for the post, said it was good news for farmers in the country.
Daware said farmers were happy with agricultural programmes introduced under Emefiele and looked forwards to more support during his second tenure.
“The people of Nigeria, particularly farmers are very happy with what President Buhari did today in forwarding the name of his excellency, Godwin Emefiele, for second term of five years.
“This is a clear indication that people who are honest, people who are hardworking, people who have common man in their heart would always have their way.
“On behalf of NECAS, who are one of the accredited commodity associations that are implementing Anchor Borrowers Programme, we are happy and we hope more things would come during his second term,” Daware said.
While listing the achievements of Emefiele in diversifying the agricultural economy in Nigeria through support to farmers, Daware said that the CBN governor also supported value addition as well as all year round production.
“We believe all these achievements will be sustained in his second coming,” Daware said. (NAN)