Buhari picks Aisha Ahmad as new CBN deputy governor

Buhari picks Aisha Ahmad as new CBN deputy governor

President Muhammadu Buhari has nominated Mrs. Aisha Ahmad for the position of deputy governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria. The president was also said to have sent her name to the Senate for confirmation.

A statement issued by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, said Ahmad would replace a former deputy governor of the apex bank, who retired early this year.

The statement reads: “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.”

According to Mr Adesina, Buhari had written the Senate, seeking the confirmation of appointment of members of the Monetary Policy Committee of the CBN.

He said the appointees were to replace four members, whose tenure expires at the end of this year.

“The nominees are: Prof. 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.

Aisha Ahmad has over 20 years certified experience with global financial institutions such as Stanbic IBTC Bank, Zenith Bank PLC and Bank of New York Mellon among others.