By Johnbosco Agbakwuru
ABUJA – PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari has nominated the Director Human Resources of the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, Edward Lametek Adamu for the position of Deputy Governor of the nation’s apex bank.
Adamu if cleared and confirmed by the Senate, will replace Sulaiman Barau, from Zaria, Kaduna State, who retired in December, 2017.
President Buhari in a statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Chief Femi Adesina said that “In accordance with the provisions of Section 8(1) (2) of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) (Establishment) Act 2007, President Muhammadu Buhari has nominated Mr. Edward Lametek Adamu to the Senate for confirmation as Deputy Governor of CBN.
“This was contained in a letter dated January 26, 2018 to the Senate President, Bukola Saraki.
“Mr Adamu, from Gombe State, replaces Mr. 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.”