The National Assembly has hinted on plans to expedite the screening of nominees for the positions of the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria as well as the deputies.
The parliament said this would be done along with a list of two ministerial nominees of President Bola Tinubu.
The President had on Friday nominated YEMI CARDOSO to as the new CBN Governor. Cardoso was Lagos State’s Commissioner for Budget and Economic Planning in 1999.
Tinubu also approved the nomination of four new deputy governors of the apex bank to serve for a similar duration of five years in the first instance, pending their confirmation by the Senate. The nominees are EMEM USORO, MUHAMMAD ABDULLAHI-DATTIJO, PHILIP IKEAZOR and BALA BELLO.
Meanwhile, the Senate has said it would screen the Governor and other executive of the CBN alongside the new ministerial nominees as soon as it gets an Executive Communication to that effect upon its resumption from its annual recess.
Adaramodu said, “We are resuming on September 26. The Senate shall be expecting the nominees whenever the Executive is able to do so.
“It’s the constitutional duty of the Senate to screen and confirm ministerial and other statutory nominees and it’s for the Executive to submit such nominees to the Senate. The Senators are ready to act swiftly on this.”