Nigeria’s Central Bank Governor yet to decide on presidential calls
09 May 2022 | 2:12 pm
Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele, says he has not taken the decision to run for the Office of President of Nigeria in the 2023 general elections.
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