The reappointment of Mr Godwin Emefiele as Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) for a second term of five years was confirmed by the Nigeria Senate on Thursday.
This was followed by the adoption of the report of the Senate Committee on Banking, Insurance and other Financial Institutions presented by Senator Rafiu Adebayo during Thursday’s plenary.
The e Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, urged the CBN governor to use his second term to improve Nigeria’s economy.
He said, “On behalf of the Senate, let me congratulate the Governor of the Central Bank, Mr Godwin Emefiele on the renewal of his appointment.”
“We wish him a useful tenure and may he use this opportunity to continue to provide support to ensure that the economy of our country continues to improve and address the important area of ensuring micro-economic stability,” Senator Saraki added.
Senate reverts to Plenary and and reports progress.
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Emefiele’s reappointment came one day after the Senate Committee cleared him during a screening session where he was and asked some questions relating to the nation’s economy.
President Muhmmdu Buhari informed the Senate in a statement that he has decided to nominate the CBN governor for a second term on May 8, 2019.