Senate Okays Aishah Ahmad, Edward Adamu as CBN Deputy Governors for Second Term
The confirmation of second terms came a few days after they were screened by the senate committee on banking on the request of the President. The request is in line with the provisions of section 8(1) of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) (Establishment) Act 2007 which stipulates that the Governor and Deputy-Governor shall be persons of recognized financial experience and shall be appointed by the President subject to confirmation by the Senate on such terms and conditions as may be set out in their respective letters of appointment.
Speaking during the session, Chairman of the senate banking committee, Uba Sani said that the duo met the requirements expected of them during the screening process.
Aishah Ahmad was first nominated CBN deputy governor in 2017 following a stellar career at key local and international financial institutions. She has over 26 years combined financial policy and private sector experience, specialising in finance, which she has leveraged to maintain stability in Nigeria’s banking sector during her first term, despite local and international market turbulence.
Edward Adamu was first nominated for the CBN deputy governorship role in 2018 after a long career in CBN where he rose to the position of Director HR. He began his career with the Unified Public Service (UPS) in 1983.