The Deputy Governor, Operations, Central Bank of Nigeria, Mr. Tunde Lemo, on Thursday said his exit from office would not affect his chances of possibly succeeding Governor Lamido Sanusi.
Lemo, 54, who will leave the CBN on Friday (today) after serving the maximum of two terms of five years each, said in a telephone interview from Abuja, according to a Bloomberg report.
Lemo said his departure “doesn’t affect that speculation,” citing a previous case where a retired deputy governor became the central bank governor.
“But one doesn’t want to second-guess authorities,” he said.
Although a statement from the CBN indicated that Lemo’s retirement was with effect from January 11, 2014, the deputy governor is expected to be pulled out of service on Friday, being the last working day before his retirement date.
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