Wednesday, December 6, 2023

New Acting Governor, Dr Olayemi Cardoso Resumes At Central Bank Of Nigeria

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Dr. Olayemi Michael Cardoso has formally assumed duty as the acting Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).

Following the resignation of Godwin Emefiele, President Bola Tinubu appointed Cardoso pending the confirmation of the senate.

KOKO TV NG days ago reported that Tinubu appointed Cardoso for a term of five (5) years at the first instance, pending his confirmation by the Nigerian Senate.

The president also nominated four new Deputy Governors of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), for a term of five (5) years at the first instance, pending their confirmation by the Nigerian Senate.

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According to a release on Friday by the CBN spokesperson, Isa AbdulMumin, “Similarly, the Deputy-Governors-Designate have also assumed duty, in acting capacities, sequel to the formal resignation of Mr. Folashodun Shonubi, Mrs. Aishah Ahmad, Mr. Edward Lametek Adamu, and Dr. Kingsley Obiora as Deputy Governors of the CBN.

“Dr. Cardoso and his colleagues subscribed to the relevant oaths of office at a brief ceremony held at the Bank’s Head Office in Abuja, on Friday, and have since settled down to the task of administering monetary and financial sector policies of the Federal Government.

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“An Economic and Development Policy Advisor, Financial Sector Leader, former Chairman Citi Nigeria and Commissioner for Economic Planning and Budget in Lagos, Cardoso brings over three decades of managerial experience on board.

“He is an alumnus of Aston University, Birmingham, United Kingdom, where he studied managerial and administrative studies. He also holds a Master’s degree in Public Administration from the Harvard Kennedy School, United States of America.”

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