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Godwin Emefiele: All you need to know

by Baderinwa Adedamola
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Godwin Emefiele: A  Brief history

Godwin Emefiele, a renowned Nigerian economist, is the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria. He has been Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria since 2014. During his time as the governor, Emefiele has pioneered several revolutionary policies. He introduced a multiple exchange rate regime to try to mask pressure on the Naira and avoid a series of devaluations.

In 2019, Nigeria’s Senate approved a second five-year term for Emefiele. He is the first CBN governor to serve for a second term since Nigeria’s return to democracy in 1999.

Godwin Emefiele net worth

He is estimated to be worth around $2.5 million

Godwin Emefiele signature

Godwin Emefiele’s signature can be seen on all currencies minted between 2014 till date. The signature certifies a currency fit to be circulation.

Godwin Emefiele biography

Godwin Emefiele is a Nigerian economist who has been serving as the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria since June 4, 2014. He succeeded the renowned Sanusi Lamido as the CBN governor. He was born on August 1961 in Lagos State, Nigeria. However, Emefiele hails from Ika South local government area of Delta State.

Godwin Emefiele completed his elementary education in 1973 at the Government Primary School, Victoria Island, Lagos. He proceeded to Maryland Comprehensive Secondary School, Ikeja, Lagos, graduating in June 1978. Emefiele holds a B.Sc. degree in Finance (1984) and an MBA in Finance (1986), both from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. He is also an alumnus of Executive Education at Stanford University, Harvard University (2004) and Wharton School of Business (2005).

He is married to Margaret Emefiele.

Prior to his joining the CBN, he spent over 26 years in commercial banking culminating in his tenure as Group Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Zenith Bank PLC, one of Nigeria’s largest banks with over 7,000 staff, about US$3.2 billion in shareholders’ funds, and subsidiaries in Ghana, Sierra Leone, Gambia, South Africa, China, and the United Kingdom.


Godwin Emefiele state of origin

Godwin Emefiele hails from Ika south local government area of Delta state

Godwin Emefiele twitter

The CBN governor, Godwin Emefiele does not operate a twitter account. Although there are various accounts parading to be Emefiele, none belongs to the CBN governor.

Godwin Emefiele salary

Emefiele is one of the highest paid CEOs in Nigeria. He has an annual income of about 100naira. He takes home about 9million naira per month.

Godwin Emefiele age

Emefiele was born on the 4th of August, 1961. He is 59 years of age.

Godwin Emefiele contact

Due to the incessant occurrences of email scam, the direct contact of Godwin Emefiele is unavailable in the CBN contact directory

Godwin Emefiele achievements

  • One of the major achievements credited to Emefiele as CBN Governor is the opening of the I&E window and the stabilizing Naira. The stability of exchange rate in recent months appear to have improved foreign reserves despite slow inflow foreign capital flows into the Nigerian economy.
  • Under Emefiele’s leadership, Zenith Bank had strengthened its position as a leading financial institution in Africa, winning recognition and endorsement at home and abroad for giant strides in key performance areas like corporate governance, service delivery and deployment of cutting-edge ICT.

Godwin Emefiele autobiography

Godwin Emefiele has never personally written an Autobiography. However, he has spoken about his early life on many occasions. Also, his track record is there for everyone to see. His biography is clearly articulated in this article. 

Godwin Emefiele email address

The official mail address of Godwin Emefiele is not available online. Hence, to reach him, its best to use the official mail of the central bank of Nigeria at contactcbn@cbn.gov.ng


  • Baderinwa Adedamola

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