President Buhari has appointed Mrs Aishah Ahmad as the Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), subject to Senate Confirmation. She is to replace the former Deputy Governor, who retired early this year.
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 Mrs Ahmad, who would then resume work immediately.
The President has also 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.
After Senate clearance, the new members of the Monetary Policy Committee are to resume duties in January 2018.