President Muhammadu Buhari has forwarded the name of Mrs. Aishah Ahmad to the Senate for confirmation as Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).
Mrs. Ahmad is expected to replace former CBN Deputy Governor, who retired early in the year.
According to statement by Buhari’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, the president presented Mrs. Ahmad’s name to the Senate in accordance with the provisions of “Section 8(1) (2) of the Central Bank of Nigeria (Establishment) Act 2007.”
The statement quoted the President as urging the Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, “to consider the expeditious confirmation of Mrs. Ahmad, to resume work immediately.”
In a related development, the president Buhari has also written to the Senate seeking the confirmation of the appointment of members of the Monetary Policy Committee of the CBN.
The statement said they are to replace “four members, whose tenures expire at the end of this year.”
Those nominated include Professor Adeola Festus Adenikinju; Dr Aliyu Rafindadi Sanusi; Dr Robert Chikwendu Asogwa and Dr Asheikh A. Maidugu.
“After Senate clearance, the new members of the Monetary Policy Committee are to resume duties next January,” the statement added.