Nigeria President Muhammadu Buhari has forwarded the name of Mrs. Aishah Ahmad to the Senate for confirmation as Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) in replacement of Dr. Sarah Alade, the Deputy Governor, Economic Policy, Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) who retired in March this year. This is according to the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina.
Alade once served as the acting Governor of the bank following the suspension of the former CBN Governor, Lamido Sanusi, now the Emir of Kano. In accordance with the provisions of Section 8 (1) (2) of the Central Bank of Nigeria (Establishment) Act 2007, President Buhari urged the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, to consider the expeditious confirmation of Ahmad, who would then resume work immediately.
Ahmad, a seasoned banker, financial advisor is current Executive Director, Retail/Consumer Banking at Diamond Bank Plc.