The Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Mr Godwin Emefiele on Saturday dismissed last Thursday abduction of his wife, Margaret, by gunmen as a veiled intimidation but vowed that nothing would stop him from performing his duties to the best of his abilities and in the interest of Nigerians.
Emefiele who was full of appreciation to the Almighty, the nation’s security agencies for their gallantry in bringing back his wife and companion within 24 hours of abduction and to President Buhari who gave the order said the development was a catalyst to serve his fatherland the more without any intimidation.
Margaret was on Thursday abducted by gunmen alongside three women and a male driver along the Benin-Agbor Road with the abductors demanding N100m as ransom.
In a statement issued on Saturday, the CBN governor while reacting to the release, expressed gratitude to God, President Muhammadu Buhari and security agencies for the rescue of his wife, Margaret, from the hands of kidnappers.
The statement reads in part, “The Governor thanked God Almighty for the life of his dear wife who was rescued on Friday night and praised security agencies for their gallantry in bringing his wife back home within 24 hours in compliance with the directive of President Buhari.
“He also expressed his gratitude to the Delta and Edo State governments, friends and well wishers who, through their actions, prayers and goodwill, helped to bring this harrowing experience to a joyful end.
“He reaffirmed his resolve to continue to serve the nation diligently and with all his heart without any fear of intimidation.”