Amid rumors that Godwin Emefiele, governor of the Central Bank of Nigerians (CBN), is interested in replacing President Muhammadu Buhari when the latter’s tenure ends in 2023, Emefiele has disclosed that he is focused on fighting inflation and designing a robust monetary policy for the country.
He made this known in a series of tweets made via his official Twitter handle on Monday.
“My focus at this time is a robust monetary policy and fighting inflation which is now a global problem; building a strong financial system in an increasingly uncertain global economy,” the tweet reads.
“Development finance and supporting farmers & manufacturers in our self-sufficiency and import substitution drive; raising N15 trillion for InfraCo infrastructure financing;
“Building a world-class International Financial Center in Lagos; as we support the @MBuhari Administration to finish strong.#NoDistractionsPlease.”
Last month, Emefiele had denied purchasing aircraft to support a campaign for him to contest the presidency.
At the time, online reports alleged that the CBN governor had bought “three airplanes” for his presidential campaign and that he had also been asked to resign from his position.
“Fake news,” he had tweeted in response to the report.