The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Governor Godwin Emefiele resumed work in his office on Monday.
There were however more officers of the Department of State Security Service (DSS) within the building to provide additional security for him.
According news from The Nation Newspaper “Emefiele entered the building in the afternoon followed by some DSS personnel”.
Officially, at least two DSS officials are always around him but a source at the CBN said about five DSS officials were seen around him.
The official also confirmed that before his arrival, some DSS officials were seen at the CBN Headquarters since it was rumoured the DSS wanted to arrest him.
“The DSS officials did not harass anybody or stormed the CBN. Don’t mind them,” the official said.
CBN’s Director of Corporate Communications Mr. Osita Nwanisiobi in a statement said:
“The Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria, Mr. Godwin Emefiele, has resumed duty after his annual vacation abroad.
“Mr. Emefiele, who proceeded on leave in December 2022, resumed work today, Monday, January 16, 2023.
“The Governor resumed with renewed vigour to perform his duty ahead of the first Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) meeting of the year scheduled for January 23 to 24, 2023.”
The statement added: “Mr. Emefiele remains committed to performing the task before him in line with his oath of office and the policy direction of President Muhammadu Buhari.”
Nwanisiobi pleaded with Nigerians to “continue to support the policies of the Bank aimed at ensuring a stable financial system and the Nigerian economy in general”.