Buhari nominates Adamu as new CBN deputy governor

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President Muhamamdu Buhari has nominated Edward Adamu, to become the new deputy governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria.

In a statement by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, on Thursday, a letter had been sent to the Senate for Adamu’s confirmation.

Adamu from Gombe State, replaces Sulaiman Barau, from Zaria, Kaduna State, who retired in December, 2017.

The statement read, “In accordance with the provisions of Section 8(1) (2) of the Central Bank of Nigeria (Establishment) Act 2007, President Muhammadu Buhari has nominated Mr. Edward Lametek Adamu to the Senate for confirmation as Deputy Governor of the CBN. “This was contained in a letter dated January 26, 2018 to the Senate President, Bukola Saraki.

“Adamu, from Gombe State, replaces Mr. Sulaiman Barau, from

Zaria, Kaduna State, who retired in December, 2017.

“The nominee, who has spent 25 years in the CBN, was appointed in 2012 as director of strategy.

“He became the director, Human Resources in 2016, from where he was nominated as deputy governor.”

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