Chairman of UBA Group and Heirs Holdings Tony Elumelu has debunked the claim that President Bola Tinubu is considering him as the substantive governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).
A member of the All Progressives Congress and supporter of former President Muhammadu Buhari, Imran Muhammad, had written in a post on X on June 12 that according to a source, “President Tinubu is also considering Tony O. Elumelu as CBN governor.”
Reacting to the post on Friday, Mr Elumelu said it was false news.
“LOL. No, please. This is false news!” he wrote.
Elumelu, on Tuesday, paid a visit to Tinubu at Aso Villa, Abuja.
It was the first time the businessman would be visiting the president since he was sworn in May.
Speaking on the purpose of his visit, Elumelu said his discussion with Tinubu was private.
However, he declared that leaders in the private sector are encouraged by the government’s policies.
He said, “The private sector is encouraged by the bold decisions of President Bola Tinubu and we hope that in the fullness of time, Nigerians will benefit.
“It’s all about Nigerian people, it’s all about youths, it’s all about making sure our women are involved and empowered. It’s about making sure our youths get jobs and I think Mr. President has this at the back of his mind.”