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Finally, Buhari Explains His Decision For Not Sacking Former CBN Governor Emefiele

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Former President Muhammadu Buhari has explained why, in the wake of rumors that he might run for president in 2023, he did not fire Godwin Emefiele, the former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).
According to Buhari, he and Emefiele never talked about it.

Former Special Advisor to President Buhari on Media and Publicity Femi Adesina wrote a memoir titled “Working with Buhari: Reflections of a Special Adviser, Media and Publicity (2015 – 2023)” that included these and other revelations.

Tuesday saw the book’s presentation in Abuja.

“I met Emefiele in office when I came, and unless there was firm evidence against him, it would be unfair and an act of injustice to remove him, acting on hearsay,” Buhari said in the book.

“If you punish a man unjustly, it could dog his footsteps throughout life, so if you would punish, you must have evidence and you should know that yourself wouldn’t be there forever. You would leave one day.

“I’m very conscious about the morale of people who serve with me. I also expect whoever succeeds me to be fair to me. I have family, friends, who will feel it. I’m very conscious of fairness.

“When he was linked with campaign for the 2023 presidency, I did not ask him, because he told nobody he was getting involved. Otherwise, I would have removed him and told the nation why,” he added.

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