Dr. Yemi Cardoso, the newly appointed Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), assured the Nigerian public during his Senate screening that the apex bank would not be susceptible to political influence under his leadership. Addressing Senate President Godswill Akpabio's inquiry about political control and influence over the CBN, Cardoso emphasized the importance of upholding trust and meeting the responsibilities associated with the position.

Cardoso, along with four other nominees selected by President Bola Tinubu to fill key roles at the apex bank, appeared before the Senate for confirmation. During his response to Akpabio's question, Cardoso stated, "Under my leadership, we will not be hijacked by anybody. The idea is to ensure that we do what is right, when it is right, and how it is right."

The Senate subsequently confirmed Cardoso as the new CBN Governor, along with Mrs. Emem Nnana Usoro, Mr. Muhammad Sani Abdullahi Dattijo, Mr. Philip Ikeazor, and Dr. Bala M. Bello as deputies of the CBN Governor. The assurance by Cardoso comes amid allegations of undue political influence over his predecessor, Godwin Emefiele