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New CBN Governor Emefiele resumes, to unveil agenda tomorrow

By The Citizen
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Yesterday, Mr. Godwin Emefiele, former Zenith Bank Managing Director resumed as the 11th Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) governor, promising to unveil his agenda on Thursday (tomorrow).

Emefiele, 52, received the handover note from the former Acting Governor, Dr. Sarah Alade, at the CBN, Abuja headquarters.

A statement by a CBN spokesman, Isaac Okorafor, said: 'Mr. Emefiele, who was cleared by the Senate on Wednesday, March 26, 2014, arrived at the CBN Headquarters at 7.30 a.m yesterday, June 3, 2014, to the warm embrace of the four Deputy Governors at the Bank and expectant staff, led by Dr.  Sarah Alade, whose tenure as Acting Governor ended on Monday, June 2, 2014'.

He succeeds Mallam Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, who was suspended in February. Sanusi's five-year tenure expired on Monday.

Emefiele has over 20 years banking management experience. He is a 1984 graduate of Finance from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. He hold MBA in Finance from the same institution. He is also an alumnus of Executive Education at Stanford University, Harvard University (2004) and Wharton Graduate School of Business (2005).