Buhari seeks Senate nod for new CBN deputy governor, members of MPC

President Muhammadu Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has sent the name of  Aisha Ahmad to the Senate for confirmation as Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).

A statement issued by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, on Thursday said Ahmad would replace a former deputy governor of the apex bank, who retired early this year.

The statement reads: “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, Dr. Bukola Saraki, to consider the expeditious confirmation of Ahmad, who would then resume work immediately.”

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He also said the President has written the Senate, seeking the confirmation of appointment of members of the Monetary Policy Committee of the CBN.

The new appointees, he said, would replace four members, whose tenure expires at the end of this year.

The nominees are – Prof. Adeola Festus Adenikinju; Dr. Aliyu Rafindadi Sanusi; Dr. Robert Chikwendu Asogwa and Dr. Asheikh A. Maidugu.