Buhari appoints 40 year old Aisha Ahmad as CBN deputy director

Ebun Francis || President Muhammadu Buhari has forwarded to the Senate for confirmation the name of Aisha Ahmad as the new deputy director of the central bank of Nigeria.

The 40-year-old banker replaces from Niger State replaces Sara Alade who retired from the apex bank in March after 23 years.

Both are Alade and her replacement Ahmad are from the north-central zone of the country.

The news of Aisha Ahmad’s nomination was contained in a statement by Femi Adesina, the special adviser to President Buhari on media and publicity.

Part of 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 Bukola Saraki, to consider the expeditious confirmation of Mrs. Ahmad, who would then resume work immediately.”

In addition to Ahmad, President Buhari nominated four other Nigerian to the monetary policy committee(MPC) of the CBN to the Senate for approval.

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The new members are, Aliyu Sanusi, Adeola Adenikinju, Asheikh Maidugu and Robert Asogwa.

According to the statement,“The four nominees are to replace MPC members, whose tenure expires at the end of this year.”

“After senate clearance, the new members of the monetary policy committee are to resume duties next January.”