Emefiele left the economy in disarray. Nigeria’s problems, according to Akpabio, are the result of the ex-CBN government’s policies

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The former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele, left the economy of the nation in disarray, according to Senate President Godswill Akpabio.

This was said by Akpabio on Sunday during Senator Barinada Mpigi’s thanksgiving service in Koroma, the Tai Local Government Area of Rivers State.

He claimed that Emefiele’s policies were to blame for the nation’s current economic problems and added that the government was unsure of what offense to accuse him of.

“We were at a loss as to what offenses to bring against him—putting foam on top of the bill, possessing a pistol without authorization, or printing checks without money. “I am uncertain about the charges we will bring against him,” stated Akpabio.

He claimed that previous policies were to blame for the current food crisis and economic downturn.

“However, we acknowledge that there is hunger as a result of their policies and actions, and every political party ought to acknowledge this as well. We are fighting to make sure that Nigerians go to bed with their eyes closed,” he said.

The Senate President promised Nigerians that measures would be made to raise living standards and security while pleading for patience and pointing out that decades of decay could not be resolved in a matter of months.

Indeed, insecurity exists; we are fighting to guarantee that Nigerians have access to three square meals a day. But rest assured that we ran nationwide campaigns to win this position and will not let you down. We only need your patience to get to the bottom of the matter.

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“It is not possible to solve the rots that have existed in Nigeria for nearly 60 years in six months,” he emphasized.

After Tinubu ousted Emefiele from his role as CBN governor in June 2023, the Federal Government is reportedly accusing him of financial crimes, according to the froshnaija.

On January 18, 2024, the Federal Government amended the criminal charges against the former governor of CBN.

Twenty counts were added to the original six counts.

In the new indictments, the former head of CBN was charged with criminal breach of trust, forgery, conspiracy to commit forgery, procurement fraud, and conspiracy to commit a felony.

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