Former lawmaker, Senator Shehu Sani has said the probe of the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, cannot only be professionally and thoroughly done by outside auditors.
Sani stated this in a tweet on Saturday while reacting to the suspension of the former governor of the Apex Bank, Godwin Emefiele by President Bola Tinubu.
Tinubu had in a statement by the Director of Information, Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation Willie Bassey asked the Emefiele to vacate the office with immediate effect.
He was asked to hand over the affairs of his office to the Deputy Governor (Operations Directorate) Folashodun Adebisi Shonubi who will act as the CBN Governor pending the conclusion of investigation and the reforms of the financial sector of the country’s economy.
Reacting, Senator Sani hailed the President for Emefiele’s suspension and the appointment of Shonubi.
He opined that insiders may not properly probe the CBN, alleging that the apex bank was operated “as an ATM of the cabal”.
The tweet reads, “The eviction of Emefiele is commendable.The appointment of Shonubi as acting Governor is commendable. But the house cleaning of the CBN can only be done by engaging a team of auditors from OUTSIDE of the CBN.
“Only they can professionally and thoroughly probe the apex Bank and tell the country how the Bank was run under Buhari’s Emefiele.
“The CBN was operated as an ATM of the Cabal, a Canteen and Cash Cow of the parasitic elites of the past administration”.