The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), according to its governor, Godwin Emiefele, won’t interfere with the 2023 general election.
According to The Site News, the CBN chief promised that the bank wouldn’t cause any problems for the next elections during a meeting with Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), and the other 11 National Commissioners.
He said “The CBN will not allow itself to be used as agents to frustrate the fourth coming election which is a positive assignment.
“If you require cash to pay some of your service providers, we will make it available to you. We will not allow ourselves to be seen as agents that frustrate a genuine assignment.”
His submission follows the request by the INEC boss for the apex bank to make available every cash needed to pay logistics for the success of the elections.
The INEC chairman told the CBN governor the 2023 polls will be the best in Nigeria’s history, but then concerns have however been raised about the processes leading to the elections.
Yakubu submitted that while the commission has transferred all its accounts at the state and national level to the apex bank, some of the services being rendered to the commission need to be paid for in cash.