Ex-CBN director lauds Buhari for reappointing Emefiele

By Ige Adekunle

Okunronmu gave the recommendation in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) at Ota in Ogun on Friday.

He described Emefieles re-appointment as a decision in the right direction, saying that the re-appointment would stabiliseNigerias macro-economic decisions.

The former CBN director said that Emefiele had done well, noting that the countrys inflation rate is drastically coming down.

He has achieved what it expected of him as the nations currency is now stable, said Okunronmu.

Monetary stability is a major issue in any economy. Emefiele has achieved this.

Okunronmu said that it would be difficult to achieve monetary stability in a situation where the nation was running on deficit, noting that to have stabilised the monetary policies was a big achievement.

A letter for Emefieles tenure renewal was signed by Buhari on May 8 and has since been sent to the senate for confirmation.

The CBN Act stipulates that the senate must confirm the nomination of any of its governors before the appointment can take effect.

This is the first time since 1999 that a CBN governor would be nominated to serve a second term.

Emefiele was first appointed in 2014 by former President Goodluck Jonathan and was retained by Buhari when the president assumed office in 2015. (NAN)

Source: NAN