Abuja—The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has said it is not aware its Governor Godwin Emefiele has been sacked, TheNation newspaper reports.
Responding to inquiries from TheNation, CBN’s spokesman Osita Nwanisobi said he read a report of his purported sack in some media like everyone else.
He said: “I also heard the same way you heard it. Honestly, to me I’m not aware of that development”.
Other CBN staff also claimed they are not aware of Emefiele’s sack as widely reported.
Read also: Buhari sacks Emefiele, CBN Governor
However, a bank staff confirmed to The Nation: “The Governor left to attend the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland immediately after the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) briefing”.
Social media platforms were saturated with the purported sack of Emefiele as CBN Governor on Wednesday morning.
But contacts at the CBN and Presidential Villa where the purported sacked would have emanated from all denied knowledge of the sack.