The Senate confirmed five nominees of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).
The nominees confirmed include: Aisha Ahmad and Edward Lametek — as Deputy Governors and Adeola Adenikinju, Aliyu Sanusi and Robert Asogwa, as members of the Monetary Policy Committee.
Speaking on the confirmation of the nominees, the President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki said:
“We promised the country last week that within a week we would carry out this confirmation and we have done this. I thank you all for your cooperation. I thank the Executive for their continued cooperation.”
The Senate President also commended the two new CBN Deputy Governors Adamu and Ahmad, stating that Adamu’s nomination will encourage the staff of CBN who will see one of their own being promoted to Deputy Governor.
“Let me also commend and congratulate Mrs. Aishah Ahmad for her nomination to this very competitive role,” Saraki said, “The two new Deputy Governors of the CBN are coming at a time when the economy is a major issue. We have just come out of a recession and we need to continue with our economic growth and see the sustainability of the foreign exchange and other related challenges.
“We hope that the two new Deputy Governors will work with the Governor to move the country and our economy in the right direction. We hope also, that you all will continue to work closely with the National Assembly to update us on the progress that is achieved by the Central Bank,” the Senate President said.