Reno Omokri criticizes Tinubu over suspension of CBN Governor Godwin Emefiele
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Following reports of the suspension of Godwin Emefiele, the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), former presidential adviser Reno Omokri expressed disapproval of the decision of President Bola Tinubu. President Bola Tinubu, in a statement by Willie Bassey, Director of Information at the office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, suspended the CBN Governor. The suspension came as a result of an investigation into Emefiele's office and the proposed financial sector reforms. Emefiele was instructed to hand over his responsibilities to Mr Folashodun Adebisi Shonubi, the Deputy Governor (Operations Directorate).

Reacting to the report, Reno Omokri emphasized that he finds the approach revengeful rather than tactical, despite holding Tinubu in high regard. He stated that the suspension of Godwin Emefiele, the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, by President Bola Tinubu is not in good taste. Omokri believes it appears to be a vindictive act aimed at punishing Emefiele for the patriotic Naira redesign policy, which was meant to reduce the impact of money on the Nigerian elections in 2023.

While acknowledging President Tinubu's initial positive actions and expressing past praise for him, Omokri cautioned against tarnishing the progress made through this seeming act of vengeance. He emphasized the need for unity and stability in the country following a divisive election, suggesting that now is the time for appeasement rather than punishment. Omokri hopes that the President will reconsider his actions in the interest of the nation's greater good.

In a Twitter post, Reno Omokri wrote: "The suspension of Godwin Emefiele, the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, by President Bola Tinubu is not in good taste. It appears to be a vindictive act, to punish Mr Emefiele for the patriotic Naira redesign policy, which was meant, among other things, to reduce the impact of money on the #NigerianElections2023."