By Nudoiba Ojen
President Bola Tinubu has appointed five director’s of the Central Bank of Nigeria subject to Senate confirmation.
The appointees are Robert Agbide, Ado Wanga, Muritala Sagaley, Urom Eke and Olayinka Aliyu.
This was contained in a letter by the president to the Senate on Tuesday seeking screening and confirmation of the nominees.
The letter addressed to the Senate President, Godswill Akpabio, reads in part: “In compliance with the provisions of Section 6, Subsection 1b and Section 10 subsections 1 and 2 of the CBN Establishment Act, 2007, I am pleased to present for confirmation by the Senate, the appointment of the under-listed five persons as Directors of the Board of CBN.
“Robert Agbide, Ado Wanga, Muritala Sagaley, Urom Eke and Olayinka Aliyu”.
Akpabio referred the request to the Senate Committee on Banking, Insurance, and other Financial Institutions for further legislative action and to report back to plenary in four weeks.
Tinubu, also in a separate letter, sought the confirmation of the Senate for the appointment of Mr Hamidu Rahim as Commissioner for the National Population Commission (NPC) representing Osun State.
Tinubu said the request was following provisions of Section 154 Subsection 1 of the 1999 Constitution (As Amended).
Akpiabio referred the request to the Senate Committee on National Population and National Identity for further legislative work and to report back to plenary in one week.