The Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele, explained why the apex bank cannot provide information on the funds used to defray the cost of President Buhari’s treatment in London.
He also explained why CBN cannot provide information on how much it cost the country to keep a presidential aircraft and crew for 103 days at the Stansted Airport in the United Kingdom while President Buhari’s medical treatment lasted.
Emefiele argued that it was not within the CBN’s immediate responsibilities to provide such information.
He spoke in a reaction to a suit marked: FHC/ABJ/CS/1142/2017 filed before the Federal High Court, Abuja, by the Incorporated Trustees of Advocacy for Societal Rights Advancement and Development Initiative (ASRADI) led by its Executive Director, Adeolu Oyinlola.
ASRADI said in the suit that the CBN and its governor refused to honour its Freedom of Information (FoI) request for information on the amount released for Buhari’s medical treatment in London and the amount paid as parking fees for keeping the presidential aircraft and crew in the UK while the president’s treatment lasted.