The Senate President, Godswill Akpabio, has sparked outrage from Nigerians following his comments on the embattled former Governor of the Centre Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele.

Akpabio had accused Emefiele of committing so many economic offences during his time in power.

‘Criminal De Charge Criminal’ - Nigerians Roast Akpabio Over Comments On Emefiele
Senate President Godswill Akpabio

To the Senate President, the Bola Tinubu administration met the Nigerian economy in a mess.

This mess, Akpabio claimed was caused by policies carried out by Emefiele.


The Senate President stated this on Sunday during a thanksgiving service by Senator Barinada Mpigi in Koroma, Tai Local Government Area of Rivers State.

Economic Mess

The atrocities the Senate President accused Emefiele of committing include illegal possession of firearms, printing naira notes without authorization, and others which put Nigeria in an economic mess.


The Senate President, therefore, claimed that the Tinubu government was making efforts to end insecurity and ensure that Nigerians feed well.

Akpabio also appealed to Nigerians to be patient, as the president was working really hard to address the economic hardship and rising cost of living in the nation.


However, Akpabio’s comments did not land well with some Nigerians, and it sparked massive reaction on social media.

Some Nigerians took to X to berate the former Minister for accusing Emefiele of corruption while he also had similar allegations hanging on his neck.


See some of the reactions below:

“The same Akpabio of the ‘off your mic’ drama. The same Akpabio that has nothing to show at NDDC.

“The same Akpabio that alongside his colleagues wasted billions on luxury SUVs.


“The same Akpabio that allowed humongous billions to the National Assembly in the 2024 appropriation.

“The same Akpabio that moves on a long string of absolutely unnecessary convoys except for a display of arrogance.

“The same Akpabio that was rewarded with Senate Presidency for the role he played in bringing Tinubu to Aso Rock that he didn’t win.

“The same Akpabio… Let me stop here. I write from the wilderness”.

@SadiqTade wrote: “You served under the last administration. Was Emefiele your boss then?”.

@MudiagaEsiekpe wrote: “Don’t worry Akpabio, your own case will be revisited when you leave power. Remember power is transient”.

@Pauly2570 wrote: “Start by refunding all the ones you looted as well as the token sent to your email boxes.

“Then the billion Naira SUV cars should be sold and the money ploughed back into the economy.

“That’s when I can consider taking you seriously. Otherwise, you’re only mocking the people.”

More Reactions

@Gracedup1 wrote: “Akpabio that stole Akwa Ibom blind? This guy was wanted by EFCC until he decamped to APC and smuggled his way to Senate President’s seat.”

@DePatriot wrote: “Can’t blame Sen. Akpabio!

“In Sanner Climes, they would have long been stoned on the streets.

“The same SP Akpabio coordinated the purchase of hundreds of foreign SUVs & millions of Naira salaries for Legislatures whose only duties are lawmaking & oversight functions, of no gains!”.

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@hillbrain1313 wrote: “Ian’s Akpabio was a member of Buhari’s cabinet. What happened to NDDC money Mr. Akpabio?”.

@ai_austin wrote: “Kai these people want to deflect our attention and put everything on Emefiele. You’d be terribly naive to believe this narrative”.

@high_clef wrote: “Na only naija Criminal dey charge another Criminal. God is patient indeed”.


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