Breaking: President Bola Ahmed Tinubu Makes Fresh Appointment

Jul 31, 2023 | Uncategorized


  • President Bola Tinubu has appointed a special investigator Jim Obazee, to probe the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and Related Activities
  • This was contained in a letter signed by President Tinubu and addressed to Obazee, who is the current CEO of the Financial Reporting Council of Nigeria (FRC)
  • The president’s new appointment comes amid the ongoing trial of Godwin Emefiele, the former governor of the CBN, who is accused of a barrage of offences including financing terrorism and fraudulent activities

FCT, Abuja President Bola Tinubu has appointed Jim Osayande Obazee, chief executive officer (CEO) of the Financial Reporting Council of Nigeria (FRC), as a special investigator.

The special investigator is expected to investigate the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and related entities, The Cable reported.

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Tinubu appoints Jim Obazee as special investigator to probe CBN amid Emefiele trial. Photo credit: Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Central Bank of Nigeria
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President Tinubu appoints special investigator to probe CBN amid Godwin Emefiele’s trial

Daily Trust said it sighted a letter on Sunday, July 30, where President Tinubu named Obazee as the investigator.

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He also said Obazee would report directly to his office.

The letter partly reads:

“In accordance with the fundamental objective set forth in Section 15(5) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 (as amended), this administration is, today, continuing the fight against corruption by appointing you as a Special Investigator, to investigate the CBN and Related Entities.

“This appointment shall be with immediate effect and you are to report directly to my office.”

The president added:

“You are to investigate the CBN and related entities using a suitably experienced, competent and capable team and work with relevant security and anti-corruption agencies to deliver on this assignment.”

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In a piece of related news, Legit.ng reported that Nigerian lawyer, Barrister Oluwole Moses condemned the altercation between personnel of the Department of State Services (DSS) and the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS) over Godwin Emefiele.

Legit.ng had reported how the DSS operatives and prison officials clashed during the arraignment of the former governor of the CBN, Godwin Emefiele.

“Please sow mercy so you can reap it”: Reno Omokri pleads with Tinubu after Emefiele was rearrested in court

Legit.ng also reported that Reno Omokri, a former presidential aide to Goodluck Jonathan, pleaded with President Tinubu to show mercy on the suspended CBN Governor after he was rearrested by operatives of the DSS in at the federal high court in Lagos.

Omokri said “mercy is a precious virtue in both Christianity and Islam” and urged those in power to be mindful of the up and down of life.

Source: Legit.ng



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