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2023 PRESIDENCY: The Green Alliance (TGA) Urges The CBN Governor, Godwin Emefiele To Run, Says He Has Shown Capacity & Ability.

Godwin Emefiele.

The Green Alliance, TGA, has asked the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, Dr. Godwin Ifeanyichukwu Emiefele to run for the office of the president, as according to them, he is amongst the very few Nigerians who have shown the capacity and ability to occupy the highest office in the country.

 

The TGA is a group of coalitions made up of over 30 civil rights and pressure groups from across the nation, whose representatives attended the meeting which was held in Lagos today. 

According to the Convener of TGA, Wale Fapohunda, the coalition is here today, to coerce the CBN Governor, Godwin Emefiele, to run for the office of president come 2023, saying that in the past few years since he has been CBN Governor, he had come up with new strategies to navigate the Nation’s economy through hurdles such as, the challenge of foreign exchange inflow, the exchange rate, recession, stagflation bans, financial inclusion and most recently, his Covid-19 interventions championed by the CBN among others.

Fapohunda, Valentine & Akin Osomo. 

Wale Fapohunda says, “We have done our little research on the CBN Governor and TGA feels he is the best man to take over from President Muhammadu Buhari when his tenure expires in 2023, as he was only appointed by the PDP leg Goodluck Jonathan’s administration, but in the wisdom of President Muhammadu Buhari, he was retained, simply because of the fate he reposed in him and in his quality managerial acumen, which is the reason why we at The Green Alliance, believe Emefiele should run for the office of the president.                                       

We wish to move away from these career politicians jostling to occupy that office, to a technocrat like Godwin Emefiele who has built a resilient financial system for Nigeria and he would be the bridge to our financial prosperity as Nigerians. The rice revolution by the CBN under Emefiele has led to a near zero importation of rice in Nigeria, which has helped farmers across Nigeria to harness their potentials, pushing through measures that had halted importations and moved the nation’s agricultural sector to a greater height.

Another member of the coalition, Angela Anwele Ajufo from the Asaba Women Association of Nigeria and that the other women who converged at the event venue were desperately asking for the CBN Governor, Godwin Emefiele to run, to ensure three things, Hope for a better future, Peace and Tranquility in our land and Progress and Prosperity for all Nigerians.

Some of the supporters.

Born in Lagos, Nigeria on the 4th of August 1961, originally from Ika South LGA also known as the Agbor Region of Delta State, Dr. Emefiele was trained as a banker, economist and financial analyst at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Stanford University (USA), Harvard University (USA) and Wharton School of Business (USA) .

Dr. Godwin Emefiele lectured finance and insurance at the University of Nigeria Nsukka, and University of Port Harcourt, respectively, from there, he moved into the banking sector where he has gained over three decades of banking experience.

He served as Executive Director in charge of Corporate Banking, Treasury, Financial Control and Strategic Planning of Zenith Bank Plc, before he became the Chief Executive Officer and Group Managing Director from 2001 and he would be remembered for taking Zenith bank to an enviable height in the banking sector. In fact, as GMD/CEO, he led the bank to achieve the 100 billion after tax profit in the financial year 2012.

A cross session of supporters.

Since he was appointed the governor of the CBN, he has spent his energy in building a resilient financial system that can serve the growth and development needs of the Nigerian economy. A typical example of this was seen during his first term, he supervised an interventionist currency policy at the behest of the presidency, propping up the Nigerian Naira by pumping billions of dollars into the foreign exchange market. He also introduced a multiple exchange rate regime to try to mask pressure on the Naira and avoid a series of devaluations.

He has engineered bank policies and programmes that has supported job creation and fostered inclusive growth, in addition to key macroeconomic concerns such as inflation and exchange rate stability. Has worked closely with the country’s fiscal authorities to ensure economic stability in Nigeria with its intervention in critical sectors of the Nigerian economy.

Dr. Godwin Ifeanyichukwu Emiefiele remains the man Nigeria and Nigerians need now as the tenure of President Muhammadu Buhari winds down in 2023.

 

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