By Chibuike Nwabuko
Obiora’s appointment was confirmed after the Chairman, Senate Committee on Banking, Sen Uba Sani presented a report for consideration.
The senator also said his committee did not receive any petition against the nominee.
“The committee did not 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.
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 National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON).
Nominees whose appointment was also confirmed for the hajj commission are Abdullahi Magaji Hardawa (operation, inspection and licensing) from Bauchi, north-east; Nura Hassan Yakasai (policy, personnel management and finance), Kano, north-west; and Sheikh Momoh Suleman Imonikhe (planning, research, statistics information and library), Edo, 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).