Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Lagos State Governor has congratulated the Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mr. Godwin Emefiele, as he turns 60 on Wednesday August 4, 2021.
Governor Sanwo-Olu in a statement issued on Tuesday by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Gboyega Akosile, described Emefiele as a invaluable asset to Nigeria, noting that the CBN Governor’s input to the nation’s economy and the financial sector are clear testament to his visionary leadership.
The Governor added that the renowned economist and banker has used his wealth of experience for the benefit of the private sector, especially the banking industry at a most challenging period of the country’s economic development.
He said: “On behalf of my adorable wife, Ibijoke and the good people of Lagos State, I heartily congratulate the CBN Governor, Mr. Godwin Emefiele on the occasion of his Diamond Jubilee.
“Attaining the age of 60 years in grace is worth celebrating, considering Emefiele’s remarkable track records in the financial world, which have earned him an enviable place as Governor of Nigeria’s apex bank. Over the years, Emefiele has proved his worth as a good manager of human and capital resources in both the public and public sectors.
“As CBN Governor, Emefiele has been a worthy partner in our administration’s quest to building a Greater Lagos for millions of Lagosians, by creatively working with us in some areas of interventions aimed at building institutions for sustainable economic growth and development of Lagos State.
“Mr. Emefiele’s intellectual input to the nation’s economy in this global economic depressing period has helped in no small measure to stabilise the business environment, while restoring confidence in the ecosystem.
“As Mr. Godwin Emefiele celebrates his Diamond Jubilee, I wish him good health and more fruitful years. I pray that God will continue to preserve and grant him good health to enable him render more service to humanity and our dear nation.”