"I Won’t Be Intimidated"-- CBN Governor Emefiele Vows After Wife’s Rescue



Central Bank Governor Godwin Emefiele vowed yesterday that he would not succumb to any intimidation in the course of performing his duties to Nigerians. Emefiele was reacting to the rescue of his wife, Margaret, from gunmen who had abducted her on Thursday and demanded a ransom of N100million.
The CBN in a statement on his behalf following the rescue of his wife “reaffirmed his resolve to continue to serve the nation diligently and with all his heart without any fear of intimidation.”

He expressed gratitude to God and President Muhammadu Buhari following the release of Margaret from her abductors.

Emefiele was also full of praise for the ‘gallantry’ of the various security agencies in the rescue operation in “bringing his wife back home within 24 hours, in compliance with the directive of President Buhari.”

She was rescued on Friday night.

The CBN said: “He also expressed his gratitude to the Delta and Edo State Governments, friends and well-wishers who, through their actions, prayers and goodwill, helped to bring this harrowing experience to a joyful end.”

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