The Council of Ethnic Youth Leaders of Nigeria, on Wednesday, alleged plot by some individuals to discredit the Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele over the economic recovery plans of the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.)
The Council at a news conference in Abuja claimed that the detractors planned to paint very bad pictures of the economic situation of the country as a cover to allegedly launch a smear campaign so that the President would sack the CBN Governor.
The CEYLON noted that the individuals wanted to use misinformation and fabricated stories to pressurise the President to sack the CBN Governor.
Speaking on behalf of the Council, the President of the Middle Belt Youth Council, Meliga Godwin, called on all the security agencies to immediately investigate thes acts of economic sabotage with a view to nipping it in the bud.
The Council further alleged that the detractors were offered N2m to join in the fight against Emefiele.
He said, “It has come to time when credible youth leaders will speak up against the ills in the society and expose it so as to bring it to a permanent end.
“Some individuals approached us to discredit Emefiele.”
He added, “Sometime in August, 2021 we the leadership of the Council of Ethnic Youth Leaders of Nigeria were approached by two persons.
The Council added that the ultimate plot would be “a massive rally at the CBN Headquarters on the 29th of September, 2021 aimed at disrupting all activities of the bank for that day and the following day leading up to the public holidays to mark the Independence anniversary.
Godwin said, “They sought our support, cooperation and collaboration particularly in the areas of the press conferences and mobilization for the rally.
“They pledged to pick the bills for the project and asked that a comprehensive bill be submitted to them within 48 hours for their considerations with their masters.
A northern socio-political youth group, ‘Arewa Youth Assembly has been calling for the sacking of Emefiele.