President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Mrs Aishah Ahmad as the Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN); even as he presented her to the Senate for confirmation.
Her appointment was announced in a statement issued today by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina.
Mrs Ahmad, who is expected to replace a former Deputy Governor, who retired early this year, has been told to resume with immediate effect as soon as her appointment is confirmed by the Senate.
“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 Mrs Ahmad, who would then resume work immediately,” the statement read in part.
President Buhari has also written to the Senate, seeking the confirmation of the 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 statement said.
Those nominated named by the President to join the MPC 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 next January.