CENTRAL Bank of Nigeria, CBN,
has applauded the efforts of the
Nigerian military in ensuring that
Boko Haram terror group is routed
out of the North-East region.
The CBN, also in exercising its
Corporate Social Responsibilities,
CSR, donated 400 bags of rice
to Internally Displaced Persons,
IDPs in Borno state.
CBN governor, Godwin Emefiele
gave the commendation at the
Government House, Maiduguri,
yesterday during the presention
of relief materials, stressing that
he was impressed with the news
from the state that victories were
being recorded by the Nigerian
military to restore peace and
stability in the state.
Emefiele, who was represented
by the Maiduguri CBN branch
Comptroller, Alhaji Isyaku
Ibrahim, said that efforts
of the military will provide
an environment for the
implementation of policies and
programmes of the Federal and
State Governments, and CBN in
the North-East.
The CBN governor stressed that
the restoration of peace in Borno
state and the North-East subregion
of the country could also
revive the state’s local economy;
as well as creation of more job
opportunities for the unemployed
He said, “During the
Governor’s mother’s funeral in
April, 2016, the CBN Governor
made a commitment to provide
the gifts received from friends
and well- wishers to the less
privileged across the country. In
furtherance of that commitment,
he has requested that I provide
this truckload of 400 bags of
locally produced rice to the state
government, for the benefits of
IDPs, before they return to their
respective communities in the
The CBN boss commended
the tireless efforts of Governor
Kashim Shettima and his team
in rebuilding the state. Governor
Shettima commended the apex
bank for the relief materials. He
appealed to wealthy individuals
and other corporate organisations
in the country to emulate CBN
gesture and help to overcome
the challenges of humanitarian
assistances to IDPs and the less
privileged in society

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