The Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Mr Godwin Emefiele has barred staff of the apex bank from using chartered flights due to the economic situation in the country.
The information was contained in a statement issued yesterday and signed by the acting Director, Corporate Communications, Mr Isaac Okorafor. He noted that since last year the CBN governor and his deputies have been travelling via commercial flights.
“The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) in the past used private and official chartered flights in making urgent travels to remote, not-easily- accessible locations or in cases where timing was critical. That practice was in place long before the assumption of office of the current governor, Mr Godwin Emefiele. In fact it is on record that the past two CBN governors actively used chartered private jet services to meet urgent national assignments. However, in 2015, in response to the economic downturn and the cost-cutting stance of government, Mr. Emefiele ordered the stoppage of the use of chartered flights by the bank. Since then, neither Mr. Emefiele nor any of the deputy governors has used the services of private chartered flights, ” it added.
Source: All Africa