Dr. Olayemi Cardoso, a former Citi Bank Nigeria chairman, will be interviewed by the Senate on Tuesday for the role of CBN governor.
The Senate will also consider four candidates for the positions of CBN Deputy Governors, who would work with Cardoso to run the institution’s business over the following five years.
The Senate will review all the nominees after it returns from its annual break, according to a statement from the Opeyemi Bamidele Media Office, the Senate’s leader.
On August 8th, the Senate had recessed for the summer.
The statement reads: “The senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria will resume plenary on Tuesday, Sept. 26. We will consider the screening of Dr Cardoso at the Committee of the Whole.
“Cardoso will be screened alongside four deputy governors namely: Mrs Emem Usoro, Mr Muhammad Dattijo, Mr Philip Ikeazor and Dr Bala Bello.
“Besides, the senate has scheduled to screen the ministerial nominees: Dr Jamila Ibrahim and Mr Ayodele Olawande, respectively designated as Minister of Youth and Minister of State for Youth on Oct. 3.”
President Bola Tinubu had on Sept. 15, approved the nomination of Cardoso to serve as the new Governor of CBN.
Tinubu also approved the nomination of four deputy governors for a term of five years each at the first instance, pending their confirmation by the denate.(NAN)