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Buhari nominates Kingsley Obiora as CBN dep governor


President Muhammadu Buhari has sent the name of Dr. Kingsley Isitua Obiora to the Senate for confirmation as Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).

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

Obiora, upon confirmation by the Senate, will replace Dr. Joseph Nnanna, who is expected to retire on February 2, 2020.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 (U.S.)

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