Until recently, Margaret, wife of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) governor, Godwin Emefiele, has always lived a life devoid of stardom. Despite her exalted status as the CBN governor’s wife, the unassuming woman, unlike most rich, privileged high society wives looked to simplicity, embraced purity and held on to the things which are reliable.
But no sooner than she emerged in public glare at her mother-in-law’s funeral than her life of simplicity and modesty fade under the onslaught of political jobbers, power mongers and other high society elements infesting the corridors of power seeking for favour.
It would be recalled that Margaret lost her anonymity and right to privacy immediately everyone set eyes on her at the funeral of her husband’s mother, late Madam Alice Emefiele, in Agbor, Delta State. She and her husband had hosted friends in Agbor, for the funeral of the 94-year old who passed away recently. The two-day burial ceremony, which took place in Ika South Local Government Area, saw top dignitaries pay their last respect to the deceased.
The modest funeral rites was attended by former President Olusegun Obasanjo and the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Engr. Babachir Lawal, Governors of Delta, Edo, Anambra, Cross River, AkwaIbom, Oyo, Osun, Benue, Plateau; Ministers of Information, Budget and National Planning, Petroleum and others; members of the National Assembly, the military, as well as top bank executives, the clergy, businessmen Aliko Dangote, Femi Otedola, Nduka Obaigbena and Abdul Samad Rabiu and many others all attended the modest ceremony.
However, those that know Margaret like the back of their palm have vouched her, saying she’s well cultured and would never yield to any pressure from any scrupulous element.