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Tinubu seeks Senate confirmation of Robert Agbide, Ado Wanga, others as CBN board members



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President Bola Tinubu has written to the Senate, demanding the screening and confirmation of five individuals selected to the Central Bank of Nigeria’s board of directors.

The president’s request was outlined in a letter delivered by Senate President Godswill Akpabio during the session on Tuesday.

The CBN’s designated board directors include Robert Agbide, Ado Wanga, Murtala Sagaley, Urom Eke, and Olayinka Aliyu.

Tinubu stated in the letter that his proposal complied with the provisions of Section 6(1a) of Section 10(1)(2) of the CBN Act, 2007.

“In compliance with the provision of Section 6(1a) of Section 10(1)(2) of the Central Bank of Nigeria Establishment Act 2007,.


“I am pleased to present for confirmation by the Senate the appointments of the underlisted five persons as directors of the board of the CBN: Robert Agbide, Ado Wanga, Murtala Sagaley, Urom Eke, and Olayinka Aliyu,” the letter read in part.

Last Friday, Olayemi Cardoso, Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, went before the Senate Committee on Banking, Insurance, and Other Financial Institutions to discuss inflation, foreign exchange, and other challenges affecting the Nigerian economy.

Tinubu also sent a request to the Senate on Tuesday to confirm Hon. Amidu Tadese of Osun State as Commissioner of the National Population Commission.

Tinubu stated in the letter seeking appointment confirmation that it was done in compliance with Section 154 (1) of the Federal Republic of Nigeria Constitution of 1999, as amended.


He said, “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.”

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