Buhari appoints new CBN Deputy Governor, members of Monetary Policy Committee
President Muhammadu Buhari has presented Aishah Ahmad to the Senate for confirmation as Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).
The financial expert cum banker replaces Sarah Alade, former Deputy Governor, who retired early, this year.
Until her recent appointment, Aisha Ahmad was the chairperson, Executive Council, Women in Management, Business and Public Service (WIMBIZ) and Head Consumer Banking at Diamond Bank .
The financial expert with an MSc in Finance and Management from the prestigious Cranfield School of Management (UK), also had an MBA (Master of Business Administration) in Finance, obtained from the University of Lagos, as well as degree in Accounting from the University of Abuja.
A statement signed by Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, said the nomination is ” In accordance with the provisions of Section 8(1) (2) of the Central Bank of Nigeria (Establishment) Act 2007.”
President Buhari urged the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, to consider the expeditious confirmation of Ahmad, who would then resume work immediately.
In the same vein, the President has written the Senate, seeking the confirmation of appointment of members of the Monetary Policy Committee of the CBN. They are to replace four members, whose tenures expire at the end of this year. The nominees are: Adeola Festus Adenikinju, a Professor; Aliyu Rafindadi Sanusi; Robert Chikwendu Asogwa and Asheikh A. Maidugu.
After Senate clearance, the new members of the Monetary Policy Committee are to resume duties next January.
Tony Ailemen, Abuja
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