A Human Right Activists, Comrade Shittu Amitolu, has called for immediate removal of the Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, Mr. Godwin Emefiele.
He said one of the way by which President Muhammadu Buhari can win the fight against corruption was for him to urgently dismiss the CBN Governor, in order to rescue the nation from the brink of economic collapse.
The Human Rights Activist gave the charge while addressing journalists at the occasion of his 51st Birthday Anniversary at his residence in Osogbo, Osun state capital.
Comrade Amitolu who lamented over what he described as economic shortchanging, however called on the Mr. President to direct the appropriate authorities especially the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC to beam its searchlight into the financial engagements perpetrated by the CBN boss.
Amitolu who also described the continued devaluation of currency and the proposed printing of new N100 note by the current CBN boss as apparent fraudulent, saying the CBN Governor has proved himself as a corrupt economist having understood that the cost of printing a new N100 denomination was more than N100 itself.
The Human Rights Activist said the only realistic way to save Nigeria from the total economic destroy and undue inflation was for Nigerians to rise against the anti-people’s policies of the CBN Governor and call for his immediate sack.
Comrade Amitolu alleged the CBN Governor of greediness, ineptitude, lackluster, corruption and convoluted conspiracy with the members of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP.
He therefore advised President Buhari to sack and replace Mr. Emefiele with someone “who possesses pro-people economic policies that can lead the country to the greater heights of prosperity and economic sustainability.
According to him, “there is no iota of doubt in the fact that the present CBN Governor has chosen to lead Nigeria’s economic fortune to the path of total collapse.
“This has been demonstrated by the CBN Governor, Mr. Emefiele whose actions and inactions were characterized by unprecedented corruption in managing the apex bank of our dear country.
“Mr. Emefiele must be probed by the anti-graft agencies to prove and exposure to Nigerians and the entire world his high level of shortchanging and economic hanky panky that has bastardized our collective fortunes over the years.
“The CBN Governor himself knew that he could not be exonerated from the 2.1billion dollars arms fund that was doled out freely like father christmas.
“Nigerians must draw their intellectual senses to the fact this alleged arms fund was released through the gate and office of the CBN Governor, therefore it means that the CBN Governor having released the said fund but failed to monitor the disbursement and spending shows that he was part of the deal.
“Since he could be exonerated from this callous and illegal act, the best to be done by Mr. President is to sack him and replace him with someone of impeccable and disciplined character and integrity.
Comrade Amitolu further charged Nigerians to support the Nigeria Security agencies in their fight against insurgency and other criminality in the country.
The Human Right Crusader submitted that not until the presidency sees the need to remove the CBN boss, its efforts on anti-graft war would amount to futility as the currency would continue to devalue, oil will continue to fall, local markets will be determined by foreign markets and life will continue to be difficult as standard and cost of living will be hiked.
Comrade Amitolu who celebrated his birthday anniversary with beggars, less privileged and destitutes called on the well meaning Nigerians especially the rich to imbibe the spirit of philanthropy and always extend kindness and love to the downtrodden in the society.
He said, “Nigeria would have been a better place if we usually take care of the destitutes, while the downtrodden would have been useful to our society if the system and constitution recognized their existence.
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