A United Kingdom-based group, Arise-Nigeria, has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for re-appointing Godwin Emefiele as Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) governor.
It stated that President Buhari had cemented the “broken conscience of our society to remain united with Emefiele’s re-appointment.”
According to a statement jointly signed by its president, Philip Idaewor and secretary, Charles Eze, President Buhari “is no doubt consolidating on milestones on economy and security to build a giant and stronger Nigeria.”
The statement read in part: “President Muhammadu Buhari has pleasantly surprised Nigerians and his critics, particularly the anti-Buhari campaigners with the reappointment of Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mr. Godwin Emefiele for another term of five years.
“We dare say, in the history of the Nigeria’s apex bank, Emefiele has set the record as the first head of CBN to have his appointment renewed after the expiration of his statutory first tenure, since the country returned to democracy in 1999. It is an exciting achievement and a loud statement about his proficiency on the job.
“But equally very important, the decision to retain Emefiele as CBN Governor has portrayed President Buhari as an impartial and neutral leader, who is only interested and indeed, recognizes merit and hard work in his appointments rather than sentiments. His action has shamed and silenced his critics who mendaciously propagate and ascribe his leadership persona as influenced by sectional, tribalistic and religious biases.”
Continuing, it read: “We are particularly delighted about the quality of men and women Mr. President has appointed in some very critical sectors of our national life, especially the economy and in the security sectors. He has carefully selected them to supervise and deliver on his key promises to the nation and the rest of the world.
“Finally, we seize this rare privilege to congratulate Mr. President on his overwhelming victory in the 2019 presidential elections. We pray God to imbue him with the necessary strength, good health and wisdom to perfectly pilot the affairs of Nigeria in the #Nextlevel.
“We also congratulate Mr. Godwin Emefiele on his reappointment as CBN boss. He remains a shining example and we pray other Nigerians entrusted with public responsibilities to emulate Emefiele’s disposition of hard work and patriotism in order to propel Nigeria to the #NextLevel very resoundingly.”