Babachir Lawal, former Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), has said that President Bola Ahmed Tinubu appointed the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Dr. Olayemi Cardoso, with what he described as “patch-patch” Curriculum Vitae (CV).
Lawal, who said this while speaking during an interview on Arise News Television on Wednesday said that the new CBN governor has ‘patch-patch CV’ because he was ‘merely’ the Commissioner of Planning in Lagos State, which according to the former SGF, is a very small state out of the 36 states in the country.
He noted that though Lagos could be seen as a big economy, it cannot be used as a basis to say that the CBN governor has enough experience to be in that position.
Lawal said, “As to his Central Bank Governor, in my response to APC (All Progressives Congress) when they decided to take me on, I mentioned that the President had a Central Bank Governor with ‘patch-patch’ CV.
“I said ‘patch-patch’ CV because he was the commissioner of planning in Lagos State, a very small state out of the 36 states we have. It is a big economy but you cannot say he has enough experience to be in that position as the Central Bank governor.