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You are here:Home>>Strategic Research & Analysis>>President Buhari Nominates Dr. Kingsley Obiora as CBN deputy governor
Thursday, 16 January 2020 19:39

President Buhari Nominates Dr. Kingsley Obiora as CBN deputy governor

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Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari), has nominated Dr Kingsley Obiora as Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria.  He will replaced outgoing  Dr Joseph Nnanna. 
The nominee’s name has already been forwarded to the President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, for confirmation by the Senate.



In the  statement signed and released by Buhari’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesinas reads , “President Muhammadu Buhari has sent the name of Dr Kingsley Isitua Obiora to the Senate for confirmation as Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria.



“In a letter to President of the Senate, Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan, President Buhari said the nomination was in accordance with the provision of Section 8(1) (2) of the Central Bank of Nigeria (Establishment) Act 2007. “Dr Obiora, upon confirmation by the Senate, replaces Dr Joseph Nnanna, who retires on February 2, 2020.



Dr Obiora holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Statistics from the University of Benin, a Masters in Economics from the University of Ibadan, and a Doctorate in Monetary and International Economics, also from the University of Ibadan."



At the moment  Dr Kingsley Obiora  is the  Alternate Executive Director in the International Monetary Fund in Washington DC, United States of America. His boss is  Godwin Emefiele ,  the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria since June 4, 2014. .

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