Buhari appoints new CBN deputy gov

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President Muhammadu Buhari has sent the name of Mr Kingsley Obiora to Senate for confirmation as Deputy Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria.

In a letter to Senate President Mr Ahmad Lawan, Mr Buhari said the nomination was in accordance with the provision of Section 8(1) (2) of Central Bank of Nigeria (Establishment) Act 2007.

Obiora, upon confirmation by Senate, replaces Mr Joseph Nnanna, who retires on February 2, 2020.

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

He is currently an Alternate Executive Director in International Monetary Fund (IMF) In Washington DC, United States of America.