Godwin Emefiele, the governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), has written to the House of Representatives on why he would not be able to honour the summons on him to appear before it.
TheCornet reports that the lower chamber had summoned the CBN chief twice but he failed to appear at both times, after which he was re-invited to come before it on Thursday.
The House of Representatives is seeking Emefiele to brief it on the controversial cash withdrawal and naira redesign policies.
In the letter issued by the Bank at his behest, Emefiele said that he was attending to his health issues overseas.
He said, “Regrettably, the governor is out of the country on official engagement as well as attending to some health challenges.
“He is, therefore, unavailable to attend this briefing.
“Given the urgency associated with the briefing, the Committee of Governors, led by Mrs Aisha Ahmed, Deputy Governor, Financial Systems Stability is prepared to brief the House.”