President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday appointed Mrs. Aisha Ahmad as a deputy governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria.
Ahmad is to replace Mrs. Sarah Alade at the apex bank, who retired early this year.
According to a statement on Thursday by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, the President had presented Ahmad to the Senate for confirmation.
“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.
The presidential spokesman added that Buhari had written the Senate, seeking the confirmation of the 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.