The Lawyers for Reform Group (LRG) has called on President Mohammedu Buhari to as a matter of urgency remove and prosecute the Executive Director of the Nigerian Export-import Bank (NEXIM) based on what they refer to as fraudulent violations of the CBN’s mandatory statutory law for Banking appointments.
The call was made during the protest by the group at the National Assembly Entrance gate Thursday morning led by Aare Oladotun Hassan-Executive Director of the group and Secretary of the Epe Branch of the Nigerian Bar Association.
The group is demanding the investigation of the 2019 unimplemented Senate report by the Senator Samuel Anyawu 13 man led committee on Ethics, privileges and public petition submitted in 2018 which indicted the Executive Director of the Nigeria Export- Import Bank (NEXIM) Stella Erhuvwuoghene Oketete.
They called on the Senate to act accordingly with the Order 41(3) of the Senate rule and the Central Bank of Nigeria’s Act Regulations in handling the highly sensitive position.
The group have given a seven days ultimatum to the Federal government or seek legal sanction against it
The resume of Okotete as revealed by the group shows that she is not qualified for the position.
According to the group, a minimum of first degree or its equivalent in any discipline plus a higher degree or professional qualification in any business related discipline. Candidates must also have a minimum of 18 years post-graduation experience, out of which at least 13 must be in the banking industry and at least 2 as General Manager is what is required and Oketete does not have it.
“Evidence of experience in several areas of banking operations including business development and customer services management are all absent “, he added.
It was revealed that Okotete also doesn’t have any experience in the banking industry as required by the law.