Newly appointed and confirmed Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, Yemi Cardoso, has vowed to rebuild the trust and integrity of the apex bank under his leadership.
Cardoso made this commitment in a shared on his X (Twitter) account on Wednesday.
He was confirmed as the governor of the apex bank by the Senate on Tuesday, and the upper chamber also approved the appointments of Emem Nnana Usoro, Muhammad Sani Abdullahi Dattijo, Philip Ikeazor, and Bala Bello as deputy governors of the Central Bank.
Expressing gratitude for his nomination, he thanked President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Senate President Godswill Akpabio, and all Senate members for their support. He also acknowledged his family and friends for their unwavering backing.
The CBN governor expressed humility at his appointment and recognized the substantial challenges ahead. Nevertheless, he voiced confidence that, with the support of the newly appointed deputy governors and the collective efforts of all Nigerians and stakeholders, they would restore the trust and integrity of the Central Bank of Nigeria and achieve success.
His post read: “Yesterday, I had the honour of standing before the Senate and being confirmed as the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).
“I would like to thank His Excellency President Bola Ahmed Tinubu for the nomination and the Honourable President of the Senate, Godswill Akpabio and all the Distinguished Members of the Senate for their time and consideration. Lastly, I would like to thank my family and friends for their unwavering support.
“I am humbled to have been appointed as the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria. The challenges we face are enormous.”
Cardoso succeeded Godwin Emefiele who was removed by President Tinubu just two weeks after he was sworn in, and ever since, the former CBN Governor has been answering questions from the Department of State Service (DSS) and also being charged to court on several occasions.
Emefiele was appointed under former President Goodluck Jonathan and also server throughout the Muhammadu Buhari’s administration, before Tinubu kicked him out of office in June.