Emefiele Left Our Economy In A Mess, We Don’t Know What To Charge Him For – Akpabio 

The Senate President, Godswill Akpabio, on Sunday said the current administration led by President Bola Tinubu met the Nigerian economy in a mess caused by policies carried out by former governor of the Central Bank, Godwin Emefiele.

He spoke during a thanksgiving service organized by Senator Barinada Mpigi in Koroma, Tai Local Government Area of Rivers State.

“So, the kind of debt and economic mess that we are in, a lot of people will not understand but I remember President Obama saying that you cannot know Washington until you get to Washington.

“So, by the time we went in to look at the economic situation of the country, it was terrible. You know that the former governor of the central bank, we did not even know what to charge him with. Whether to charge him for putting foam on top of the bill or to charge him for illegal possession of firearms or to charge him for printing notes without income, I don’t know what we are going to charge him with.

“But what we can do is that yes there is hunger today because of the policies and actions that they took, and we recognise that, and I think every political party should recognise that there is hunger, and we are battling to ensure that Nigerians sleep with their eyes closed,” 

Akpabio while appealing to Nigerians, assured  that the government is making efforts to end insecurity and ensure that Nigerians feed well.

“Yes, there is insecurity, we are battling to ensure that Nigerians can take three square meals a day. But be rest assured that we campaigned for this job, we campaigned around the country, we will not let you down, we will get to the bottom of it, all we need is your patience.

“The rots that have happened in Nigeria for so many years for almost 60 years cannot be solved in six months,”.

The former  CBN governor Emefiele is being prosecuted by the Federal Government over charges bordering on financial crimes.

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Rita Elenwo

Rita Aletor- Elenwo, is a professional journalist with experience in broadcast, print and online reporting. A proud citizen of Edo state, Nigeria (Esan South East Local Government) Rita had her first degree in philosophy from Ebonyi State University (2008), PGD, in Communication from the University of Port Harcourt (2020), and currently in pursuit of an MSC degree in communication. Rita (nee Aletor-) is happily married with lovely children.

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