2023: ‘Emefiele is not interested in joining presidential race’ – Support Group

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The Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) , Godwin Emefiele, has said that he is not joining the 2023 Presidential race but instead, remains focused on promoting a sound financial system  that will restore the nation’s economy to the path of sustainable growth, according to his support group.

The Emefiele Mobilization Team (EMT) which stated this in a statement  by its spokesman, Bashir Mohammed, the group said  Emefiele has not been involved in any political activity or compromising the apex bank policies through purported “political activities” by some quarters.

 Mohammed said that the CBN Governor “remains committed to ensuring monetary and price stability, maintaining external reserves, providing economic and financial advice to the Federal Government.”

The group representative added that in recent times,  Emefiele has “launched the 100 for 100 Policy for Production and Productivity( PPP) a CBN intervention designed to stimulate investments in Nigeria’s priority sectors with the core aim of boosting production and productivity.

 “He has also recently unveiled the Mega Rice and Maize Pyramids in the FCT and Kaduna. Both resulted from the massively successful Emefiele-led Anchor Borrowers’ Programme, ABP, a programme which has financed over 4 million farmers, improved their productivity, increased rice output, reduced Agric imports, and saved the country’s low forex,” he added.

The group acclaimed that “Mr Emefiele’s many past feats need not be mentioned as these are well-documented and known even to his detractors, and are not the focus of this statement.”

According to the statement, Emefiele’s leadership is in complete contrast to the opinion of most Nigerians, especially those in rural areas outside of the FCT, where these CSOs restrict themselves.

“Nigerians across the country have experienced the numerous impacts, directly and indirectly, of Emefiele’s good works. They continue to express their gratitude, confidence, and belief that he continuously delivers on his mandate.

“Being the exemplary and law-abiding citizen that  Emefiele is, if indeed he were interested to join the 2023 Presidential race, he would do so under constitutional provisions and be the capable, competent, seasoned, intelligent leader Nigeria requires in such challenging times,” confirmed the Team.