The CBN governor, Godwin Emefiele, said the decision was prompted by concerns with the management of the current series of banknotes, the increasing risk of naira counterfeiting as well as the persistent large-scale hoarding of the naira which has resulted in a worrisome situation where over 80 percent of the currency in circulation is outside the banking system.
26 Mar 2021
Despite a severe shortage of foreign exchange (forex), overseas education continues to drain the country’s resources, as Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele, admitted $80 million weekly disbursements for personal travel allowances or payment of overseas school fees. The amount, which translates to $960 million yearly, is disbursed to banks to enable Nigerians to meet their forex responsibilities. This is after a recent report indicated that Nigerians spend £30 million (about N20 billion) yearly paying tuition in the United Kingdom alone while the country’s education system grapples with challenges of underfunding, poor remuneration, and obsolete teaching facilities.
15 Dec 2019
Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele says corporate bodies in the country should take advantage of the Presidential Order 7 to raise infrastructure bonds at concessionary rates. Nnamdi Nwizu, Co-Managing Partner at Comercio Partners joins CNBC Africa for a focus on Nigeria’s money market.
21 Aug 2019
What Emefiele said about Buhari's forex ban on food imports
27 Jun 2019
Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele says the apex bank plans to pursue a program of recapitalising the banking industry in the next five years. He made this known while unveiling his 5-year policy direction for his second term in office. Andrew Nevin, Partner and Chief Economist at PwC Nigeria joins CNBC Africa to assess the CBN’s 5-year plan.
25 Jun 2019
Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele will unveil his 5-year plan for his second term in office later today. Egie Akpata, Director General of Union Capital Markets joins CNBC Africa for the outlook of Nigeria’s capital market this week.
11 Jun 2019
Godwin Emefiele seeks stronger efforts against global shocks.
17 May 2019
APC Reps caucus distance self from Rep Gudaji Kazaure, endorse reappointment of Emefiele.
16 May 2019
A member of the House of Representatives, Hon. Gudaji Kazaure has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to reverse the recently announced reappointment of Mr. Godwin Emefiele for a second term as Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).
3 Feb 2019
Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele says allowing the naira to float freely would have caused a currency crisis and capital flight. He made the remark in response to a question about the bank’s currency restriction imposed in 2015.
26 Jul 2018
Although Nigeria's Central Bank Governor, Godwin Emefiele, announced that the country's baseline rate would be maintained at 14 per cent, he stated plans to implement initiatives that could reduce the cost of funds to key sectors of the country's economy.
22 Jul 2018
Nigerians such as the Central Bank governor, Godwin Emefiele (Distinguished Financial Policy Strategist of the Year), Governor Ibrahim Dankwambo of Gombe State (Most Outstanding Governor of the Year),Governor, Ibrahim Gaidam of Yobe State (Distinguished Education Champion award),Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau State (Distinguished Human Capital Development Champion), Transport Minister Rotimi Amaechi ( Most Distinguished Achiever in Transport Infrastructure).