Senate To Screen Nominees For CBN Governor, Deputy Governors Today

Senate To Screen Nominees For CBN Governor, Deputy Governors Today
  • PublishedSeptember 26, 2023

The former Chairman of the Board of Citi Bank Nigeria, Olayemi Cardoso, will today be screened by the Senate for the position of the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).

OSUN DEFENDER reports that President Bola Tinubu on September 15, approved the nomination of Cardoso to serve as the new Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).

Tinubu also approved the nomination of four deputy governors for a term of five years each at the first instance, pending their confirmation by the Senate.

The Senate is expected to also screen four nominees for the positions of CBN Deputy Governors, who will join forces with Cardoso to steer affairs of the apex bank in the next five years.

A statement by the Media Office of the Senate Leader, Senator Opeyemi Bamidele, made available to newsmen, noted that the senate will screen all the nominees following its resumption from its annual recess.

The statement read, “The Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria will resume plenary on Tuesday, September 26. We will consider the screening of Dr. Cardoso at the Committee of the whole.

“Dr. Cardoso will be screened alongside four deputy governors namely Mrs. Emem Nnana Usoro, Mr. Muhammad Sani Abdullahi Dattijo, Mr. Philip Ikeazor, and Dr. Bala M. Bello.

“Besides, the Senate has scheduled to screen the ministerial nominees – Dr. Jamila Bio Ibrahim and Mr. Ayodele Olawande, respectively designated as Minister of Youth and Minister of State for Youth on October 3.”

  • Kazeem Badmus

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