President Muhammadu Buhari says CBN governor Godwin Emefiele is serving in his regime at “a most challenging” period.
He stated this in his congratulatory message to Mr Emefiele, who will turn 60 on August 4.
Mr Buhari, in a congratulatory letter released by his spokesman, Femi Adesina, on Tuesday in Abuja, lauded the CBN governor for his patriotic service to the country at a time of stiff economic challenges.
“It gives me great pleasure to rejoice with you on the occasion of your diamond jubilee. Kindly accept the felicitations of myself, family, and Nigerians at this auspicious milestone,” said Mr Buhari. “As governor of Nigeria’s apex bank, you have rendered selfless service to your country at a most challenging period of our economic development, and I salute your commitment, passion, and doggedness.”
Mr Buhari said he looked forward to Mr Emefiele’s fiscal policies lifting the nation’s economy out of its quagmire.
As a way to stop the nation’s currency from further plunging into a free fall, the CBN governor suspended the sale of forex to bureaux de charge.
Analysts are worried about the success Mr Emefiele’s latest fiscal policy.
Mr Buhari added, “As you continue to build on these achievements, it is my hope that your efforts translate to more positive results on the nation’s economy for improved living standards we envisage for our people.”
The president prayed that Mr Emefiele’s efforts would yield positive dividends for Nigerians to reap from. He also wished the CBN governor good health and greater service to the country.
“While using this medium to pray almighty God to bless you with many more years in good health and service to your fatherland, please accept my best wishes and personal regards,” Mr Buhari said.