JUST IN: CBN Governor Appears Before Reps Committee Over New Naira Notes
The Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele is before the ad-hoc committee of the House of Representatives which is investigating the scarcity of the new naira notes.
Recall that the House had last week invited Emefiele and the chief executive officers of commercial banks in the country.
Emefiele could not however appear due to his foreign trip with President Muhammadu Buhari to Dakar, Senegal.
The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, had on Thursday stated that he will not hesitate to ask the Inspector General of Police, Usman Baba, to issue an arrest warrant on the Godwin Emefiele to compel the central bank chief to appear before the House.
However, on Sunday, Emefiele announced the extension of the January 31 deadline to February 10, 2023.
The governor also honoured the committee’s summon on Tuesday.
The interface is underway everyone is now seated.