President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Edward Adamu as the deputy governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) in accordance with the provisions of Section 8(1) (2) of CBN Establishment Act 2007.
The appointment was contained in a letter dated January 26, 2018, to the Senate president, Bukola Saraki, The Cable reports.
Spokesman of the president, Femi Adesina, who confirmed the appointment in a statement on Thursday, February 1, said it was subject to the confirmation of the senate.
The presidential aide noted that Adamu, from Gombe state, replaces Sulaiman Barau, from Zaria, Kaduna state, who retired in December, 2017.
“The nominee, who has spent 25 years in the CBN, was appointed in 2012 as Director of Strategy.
“He became Director, Human Resources in 2016, from where he was nominated as Deputy Governor,” Adesina stated.