Dr Kingsley Obiora Takes Over From Joseph Nnanna As Deputy Governor, CBN

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By Chibuike Nwabuko

Abuja (Sundiata Post) – With confirmation on Wednesday, Dr Kingsley Obiora will be taking as Deputy Governor of () on February 2, 2020.

Sundiat Post recall that President had on January 16, asked to confirm the appointment of Dr Obiora as the Deputy Governor of .

Buhari had in a letter addressed to the President of The , Sen Ahmed Lawan, said the nomination was in accordance with the provision of Section 8(1) (2) of the (Establishment) Act 2007.

Obiora’s appointment was confirmed after the Chairman, Senate Committee on Banking, Sen Uba Sani presented a for consideration.

Sen Sani, while presenting his on the floor of the upper legislative chamber on Thursday, said Obiora’s nomination was in accordance with section 8 of the Act.

The senator also said his committee did receive any petition against the nominee.

“The committee did receive any petition against the nominee. He has the experience and has a good track record,” he said.

“The committee screened the nominee and it is satisfied. I hereby recommend that he be confirmed as deputy of CBN.

Senator Sani said Dr Obiora’s appointment will the economy because of his wealth of experience.

Obiora’s appointment was confirmed by a voice vote after the lawmakers had voted on his nomination in the committee of the whole.

With his confirmation by the senate, Dr Obiora will replace Dr. Joseph Nnanna who retires on February 2, 2020.

Also, the senate confirmed the appointment of Zikrullah Olakunle Hassan as the chairman of the Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON).

Hassan’s appointment was confirmed after Adamu Bulkachuwa, chairman of the senate committee on affairs, presented a .

Nominees whose appointment was also confirmed for the hajj commission are Abdullahi Magaji Hardawa (operation, inspection and licensing) Bauchi, north-east; Nura Hassan Yakasai (policy, personnel and finance), Kano, north-west; and Sheikh Momoh Suleman Imonikhe (, research, statistics and library), , south-south).

Others are Halimat Jibril (Niger), Abbas Jato (Borno), Garba Umar (Sokoto), Ibrahim Ogbonnah Amah (Ebonyi), Sadiq Oniyesaneyene Musa (Delta) and Akintunde Basirat Olayinka (Ogun).