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Tinubu Asks Senate To Confirm Five Nominees As CBN Board Directors

They are Robert O. Agbide, Ado Yakubu Wanga, Murtala Sagaley, Urom Eke, and Olayinka Aliyu.

President Bola Tinubu has asked the Senate to confirm the appointment of five nominees into the board of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), as directors.

The president’s request was contained in a letter read by Senate President, Godswill Akpabio, on the floor of the Senate on Tuesday.

Tinubu said the request was in compliance with the provision of section 6(1a) of the section 10(1)(2) of the CBN establishment act 2007.

 “I am pleased to present for confirmation by the senate the appointments of the under-listed five persons as directors of the board of the CBN: Robert O. Agbide, Ado Yakubu Wanga, Murtala Sagaley, Urom Eke, and Olayinka Aliyu,” the letter read.

Akpabio then referred the request to the committee on Banking, Finance, and other Financial Institutions for further legislative action.  The committee was given one week to act on the request.

Meanwhile, Tinubu has asked the red chamber to confirm Hon. Amidu Tadese from Osun state, as Commissioner of the National Population Commission (NPC).

Tinubu in the letter seeking for the appointment confirmation, said , it was done In accordance with the provisions of sections 154 (1) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 as amended.

He also in the letter read by Akpabio to fellow Senators, sought for expeditious consideration and approval of the request.

“Whilst hoping that this request will receive the usual expeditious consideration of the Senate, please accept Distinguished Senate President, the assurances of my highest consideration, “he said.

The nominee, Raheem , a PhD holder, is a university don and the current Head of Department of Public Administration, Fountain University, Osogbo.

He hails from the Tadese Royal Family in Iwo, Osun State and holds Bachelor Degree  of Science  (Pol Science),from Oduduwa University, Ile-Ife and another one on  Arts and Education  from the University of Ilorin.

He also has a Masters of Public Administration (MPA), Masters of Science in Public Administration and PhD Public Administration from the Obafemi Awolowo University.

Upon the creation of Osun State from old Oyo State, Tadese contested and won a seat in the Osun State House of Assembly to represent Iwo Constituency 1, in 1992. He later emerged chief whip of the parliament.

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