Thursday, October 5, 2017

Buhari appoints new CBN deputy gov, MPC members


President Muhammadu Buhari has presented Mrs Aishah Ahmad to the Senate for confirmation as Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN). She is to replace a former Deputy Governor, who retired early this year.
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The Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, in a statement said the appointment is in accordance with the provisions of Section 8(1) (2) of the Central Bank of Nigeria (Establishment) Act 2007.
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The statement said President Buhari urged the Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, to consider the exeditious confirmation of Mrs Ahmad, who would then resume work immediately.
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He statement read, “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 tenure expires at the end of this year. The nominees are: Professor Adeola Festus Adenikinju; Dr Aliyu Rafindadi Sanusi; Dr Robert Chikwendu Asogwa and Dr Asheikh A. Maidugu.
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“After Senate clearance, the new members of the Monetary Policy Committee are to resume duties next January.”
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Source: The Sun

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