President Bola Tinubu has been criticized for appointing Adebisi Shonubi as the acting Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN.
Deji Adeyanju, a socio-political activist, said it’s a disappointment for Tinubu to appoint Shonubi as acting CBN governor.
Following the suspension of Godwin Emefiele as the CBN governor, Tinubu had appointed Shonubi as the acting boss of the apex bank.
However, Adeyanju said Tinubu’s decision to appoint Shonubi, who is a mechanical engineer, might lead to Nigeria’s failure.
In a Facebook post, Adeyanju wrote: “While I commend President Bola Tinubu for suspending Emefiele, I am highly disappointed that he has appointed Shonubi, a mechanical engineer as Acting Governor of the Apex bank.
“Kenya just appointed an Economist with PhD. as its CBN Gov. Turkey has also recently done the same.
“While we are still saying the FG must stop appointing bankers as CBN Governor because they know nothing about fiscal policies or how to run an economy, the new president goes to appoint a mechanical engineer as Acting CBN Governor. This is why nations fail.”