Gov Matawalle Rejects Emefiele’s ‘Study Leave’, Says He Must Give Account To Tinubu

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Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara State has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to cancel the study leave purported granted to the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele.

The governor said Emefiele does not deserve to go on such leave due to his monetary policy which he called “a disastrous naira swap policy” that subjected Nigerians to untold hardship.

Reports emerged last week that Buhari granted a study leave to the CBN governor which will see him travel out of the country.

But in reaction to the news, Matawalle said Buhari should forfeit the leave to necessitate a peaceful transition of power.

He, however, lavished praises on the President describing him as a patriot, democrat, and a man of impeccable integrity and character.

Matawalle said Buhari has also demonstrated good faith by showing his readiness for a seamless transfer of power to the incoming administration.

“President Buhari and his wife Aisha Buhari have shown good faith and shown they want a seamless orderly and peaceful transfer of power to the incoming administration,” Matawalle said.

“They are eager to ensure that the new regime takes off smoothly and speedily and in a manner devoid of any encumbrance in the interest of our country.

“This is the right thing to do and I commend President Buhari and his wife for their statesmanly conduct.

“However, other officers in the government have acted differently. They are behaving as if they want to put spanners in the work for the incoming regime.

“President Buhari should not allow this. He should frown at any attempt by any person seeking to damage the good job he has done.

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“I want, here and now, to urge President Buhari to not approve any study leave or whatever kind of leave for any officer critical to the take-off of the incoming administration of Asíwájú Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

“One such person that has been speculated in the media to have sought a study leave is Central Bank of Nigeria Governor Godwin Emefiele.

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