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Buhari Nominates Obiora As CBN Deputy Governor

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Dr. Kingsley Obiora

President Muhammadu Buhari, on Tuesday sent the name of Dr Kingsley Isitua Obiora to the Senate for confirmation as Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria.

In a statement signed by Buhari’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, the President, in a letter sent to Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, 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.

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

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