Vice presidential aspirant and Guaranty Trust Bank (GTBank) founder, Fola Adeola may head Nigeria’s apex bank after Godwin Emefiele’s exit.
According to The Capital, Emefiele may be quitting to move on to greener pastures.
If Emefiele actually moves on, the position of the CBN governor is likely to be filled by Adeola, who the rumour mill identifies as President Muhammadu Buhari’s preferred successor to the current CBN governor.
Already, friends and associates of Adeola have started treating him to a garland of sobriquets and compliments worthy of a CBN governor.
But while Adeola prepares himself for the tasking role ahead to the delight of his family, close friends and associates, some bank MDs will be afflicted by mixed feelings. And the reason is not farfetched: Some of them and Adeola do not see eye to eye and due to the iciness between them. However, sources close to them assert that they may need to swallow the humble pie and start patronizing Adeola anytime soon.
This may prevent the latter from gunning for their hide in the event that he becomes the CBN governor as speculated.