A financial authority, Prof Uche Uwaleke, has suggested that President Bola Ahmed Tinubu should consider enlisting the assistance of an audit company, rather than a private detective, to investigate the Central Bank of Nigeria.
As reported by NAN, Uwaleke, a lecturer at Nasarawa State University and former President of the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN), Okechukwu Unegbu, conveyed this viewpoint on Sunday.
To recap, in the preceding month, Tinubu announced the appointment of Osyande Obazee as a special investigator to look into the CBN’s affairs after Godwin Emefiele’s removal.
Uwaleke emphasized that it would be judicious for the President to initiate a comprehensive inquiry into the operations of the apex bank.
Nevertheless, Uwaleke put forth that entrusting a consortium of audit firms would likely yield a more exhaustive investigation than a solitary private investigator.
“…Nonetheless, the President would be better served by enlisting a consortium of well-regarded audit firms to fulfill this task rather than assigning it to an individual,” he stated.
Unegbu expressed that the President could have alternatively engaged a reputable audit company to scrutinize the CBN.
“We require credible and neutral audit firms to undertake this evaluation,” he remarked.
On June 9, Tinubu removed Emefiele from his position as the CBN governor.