Again, CBN Disengages 16 Directors

By Damilare Adeleye
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Dr. Olayemi Cardoso (Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN)

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has disengaged sixteen directors heading different units from their duties.

It was learnt that disengagement comes in the wake of the implementation of some of the recommendations by Jim Obaze, the special investigator that probed the activities of the apex bank under the stewardship of Godwin Emefiele, the embattled ex-governor of the apex bank.

It would be recalled that over 200 employees of the bank were similarly dismissed but received their terminal benefits in full.

A source privy to the matter disclosed this while pleading not to be named because of the sensitive nature of the matter.

It noted that the personnel were not accused of wrongdoing but were simply informed that their services were no longer needed.

Insiders said the directors were sacked following the implementation of the CBN special investigator’s report, which accused a number of the bank’s staff of conniving with Mr Emefiele to allegedly loot the bank.

President Bola Tinubu appointed Mr Obaze last July to investigate the activities of the CBN and other related entities under the leadership of Mr Emefiele.

The sixteen affected directors include Muhammed Rakiya Shuaibu (Information technology), Aisha Isa-Olatinwo (Branch operations/FSS2020), Mustafa Haruna Bala (Financial policy & regulation), Mahmud Hassan (Trade & exchange), Nwaegberue Chibuike (Other financial institutions), Nnaji Ozoemena (Statistics), Efobi Chibuzo Anthony (Payments system Management), and Habib Amina (Human resources).

Other are Yusuf Phillip Yila (Development finance/FSS2020), Eze Paulinus Chinyere (Financial system strategy/FSS2020) Elizabeth Amos Kwaghe (Currency operations/FSS2020), Chukwurah Maureen Omolola (Medical services/FSS2020), Samuel Chukwuyem Okojere (Banking services/FSS2020), (Stanley Arinze A. Procurement and support services/FSS2020) Omayuku Joseph Gbubemi (Governor’s department/FSS2020) and Asiegbu Nkiru Eunice (Special duties/FSS2020).