President Muhammadu Buhari, Wednesday, forwarded a list of nominees to the Senate for confirmation as Non-Executive Directors of the Board of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).
A statement by his Special Adviser (Media & Publicity) Mr Femi Adesina, said the move is in accordance with Sections 6 (1) (d) and 10 (1) and (2) of the Central Bank of Nigeria (Establishment) Act, 2007.
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The letter to the Senate President, Abubakar Bukola Saraki, contained the following as the nominees and their geo-political zones.
1. Professor Ummu Ahmed Jalingo – North East
2. Professor Justitia Odinakachukwu Nnabuko – South East
3. Professor Mike I. Obadan – South South
4. Dr. Abdu Abubakar – North West
5. Adeola Adetunji – South West.
Recall that Buhari had also sent a list of nominations for appointment as Resident Electoral Commissioners (REC) for some states to the Senate.
But the Senate insists that it would not sanctions the names unless Buhari sacks Chairman of the EFCC, Ibrahim Magu whom it had rejected twice.
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