Senate Screens CBN Governor, Deputy Today

Indications have emerged that the Senate may today screen President Goodluck Jonathan’s nominee for the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mr. Godwin Emefiele.

Alongside Emefiele, Mr. Adelabu Adebayo Adekola is to be screened as CBN’s Deputy Governor nominee.

In a notice paper of the Senate obtained yesterday, the Senate Leader Victor Ndoma-Egba would move the motion for the screening and confirmation of the nominations.

The order reads in part: “That the Senate do commit to the Committee of the Whole, the request of Mr. President, Commmander-In-Chief, for the confirmation of the following nominees for appointments as Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria and Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, in accordance with Section 81(1) and (2) of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Act 2007.”


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