President Buhari appoints new CBN Deputy Governor, 4 new MPC members

Stella Mbah | Friday, 06 October 2017 11:55am | economy

President Mohammadu Buhari | source: @ngrSenate

President Mohammadu Buhari on Thursday presented a nominee Aishah Ahmad to the Senate for confirmation as Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) as a replacement to the retired former Deputy Governor Dr. Sarah Alade, who retired earlier in the year after 24 years of service in the bank.

In a statement by his media adviser Femi Adesina, he urged the Senate to consider the expeditious confirmation of Ahmad, who is expected to resume work immediately.

The new appointee Aishah Ahmad, an indigene of Niger State has 20 years working experience as a professional banker and investment Analyst. Her professional banking experience traverses the NAL Bank Plc, Stanbic IBTC Bank Plc and Zenith Bank Plc.

Prior to her appointment, Mrs. Aishah Ahmad was the chairperson, Executive Council, Women in Management, Business and Public Service (WIMBIZ) and Head Consumer Banking at Diamond Bank.

Ahmad, 40 years old, is a member of the Chartered Financial Analyst, CFA and Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst, CAIA Associations.

She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from the University of Abuja, an MBA (Finance) from the University of Lagos and an M.Sc. Finance and Management from the Cranfield School of Management (UK).

The President has also presented four new independent members the Monetary Policy Committee of the CBN to the Senate for confirmation. The new appointees Professor Adeola Festus Adenikinju; Dr Aliyu Rafindadi Sanusi; Dr Robert Chikwendu Asogwa and Dr Asheikh A. Maidugu are to replace four members; Dr. Adedoyin Salami, Prof. Chibuike U. Uche, Dr. Shehu Yahaya and Prof. Abdul-Ganiyu Garba, whose tenures expire at the end of this year.