Buhari writes Senate, seeks confirmation of Aisha Ahmad as CBN Deputy Governor

Aishah Ahmad
Aishah Ahmad [Photo Credit: Olusegun A. Adekanye]

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday wrote the Senate to seek confirmation of Aisha Ahmad as deputy governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria.

In a letter read by the Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, the president said the confirmation was necessary as Mrs. Ahmad would replace one of the deputy governors who retired early this year.

The letter reads: “in accordance with the provisions of section 812 of the Central Bank of Nigeria establishment act 2007, I have the pleasure to present Mrs. Aisha Ahmad for confirmation as deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria replacing One of the Bank’s Deputy Governors who retired earlier this year. Please find attached copies of her curriculum vitae.

“While looking forward to your usual expeditious consideration, please accept assurances of my high esteem.”

The president also sought confirmation of four nominees as members of the Monetary Policy Committee of the CBN to replace four members whose tenure will expire at the end of the year.

They are: Adeola Adenikinju, Aliyu Sanusi, Robert Asogwa and Asheik Maiduguri.

The presidency had in a statement on Thursday announced Mrs. Ahmad’s appointment as Deputy Governor of CBN.


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  • emmanuel Azodoh

    another post given to the north

    • Bassey Frank

      That is not the issue; he did she emerge? Wuruwuru!!!

  • Dat-Abdulahi

    The man Buhari has completely lost his head. I think I can confidently now say I am done with Nigeria as is! If we cannot have a true federal structure where each state/region control its resource and build the kind of society it wants for itself, then we must burn this country down!!

    Let the hausas rule over themselves as they deem fit. The north (yes the whole north) have absolutely no good in them to offer anyone. The people are institutionally corrupt, and seem to have no hope or interest in building a civilised society.

    I have been totally disillusioned by BUHARI. I am done with the hausas!! Stealing from government coffers is inherent in their DNA period!!!

  • Bassey Frank

    This lady was promoted Executive Director in the morning; at Diamond Bank and in the evening she was appointed Deputy Governor of CBN same day, because it is a rule that only candidates from bank Executive Directors can qualify as CBN Deputy Governors. National Assembly must query this pidgeon-hole appointment.

  • olowoyojoel

    All positions must be occupied by Fulani,qualified or not. With cut off of 80 to university one wonders how these manage to fill the highest possible posts in the land. How can you promote somebody in the morning and appoint same to a post reserved for the experienced same day? No wonder the economy is in shambles. Next year she will become governor of CBN. What a shame.

    • Alli

      Why won’t the like of brainless El’Rufai and Anglo Abudulahi not be crying and venting their ill-concieved hatred and vendetta all over the place. When they control everything without exception, then the country can move forward. I just wonder the kind of blood that flows in the system of these evil elements! Upon all the cries, worries here and there, still they won’t give peace a chance. They won’t spare a thought for the hapless minorities in the country. Theirs is Operation take all. Shameless generations.

  • Chuma Anierobi

    The senate must not approve this as it did not follow due process.

  • I

    keep ur mouth quite, now is northern person if its were ur father or brother u do worst than this, how are u sure the person is a Hausa PERSON, LOOKING AT HER DRESSING DOSE SHE LOOK LIKE A HAUSA?PEOPLE ARE THERE WITH A MUSLIM NAME AND THEY ARE NOT , PLS MIND UR SPEACH & COMMENT. IF U SAID SENATE SHOULD NOT APPROVE ARE U TO TELL DEM WHAT TO DO .

  • Folahan

    I know that they are preparing to make her the next CBN governor

    • forestgee

      Nepotism, tribalism and a very despotic leadership has created too much tension in Nigeria. Those who brought this man must be regretting big time.

  • Someone

    i don’t care if she was promoted overnight. that is a private company and I don’t see any connection with that and the new position. can ekweremadu even ask economic questions? hehehehehhe

  • Alli

    President Buhari can expedite action on this, sure, because the poor lady is definitely going to be
    one of his foot soldiers. Appointments that are highly controversial are
    usually given express attention. Same was not applied when the current Chief
    Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onoghen was to be appointed. In fact, he feigned
    knowledge of it, despite wild cry against the delay in confirming the then Ag. CJN and the implication of having a
    vacuum. Sure, the target is to ease the current CBN Governor out in a matter of
    time. When they control everything, then Nigeria’s unity has been achieved.
    Enemies of equity, fairness, justice and respect for mutual co-existence.

  • Dekpat

    The question is not about where she comes from but who she is. What is her qualification to be appointed as a Central Bank Deputy Governor. We are not talking about just an ordinary bank here but about the economic growth and development Nigeria! The fact that one has worked in some overseas bank and institutions is not a qualification for such a role in such an organisation.
    The position we are talking about is what every nation takes seriously when making the appointments since that is where weighty policy decisions are made. Some countries search through their top economic professors and financial gurus across the globe. In UK they knew better when they have to go to Canada to get a Canadian to head their Central Bank.
    In America whenever the head of the Feds Reserve is scheduled to speaks,the whole nations catches cold. In fact the American president dare not go to sleep until he’s heard what the guy has to say.
    The same mistake this government made the other time when they appointed Kemi Adeosun as the nations’s Finance Minister. Again her only qualification is just like Aisha Ahmad’s she has worked in some overseas private institutions. No wonder Nigeria is going nowhere.
    Is Nigeria that bereft of the right individuals?