Barring last-minute changes, President Muhammadu Buhari will extend the 5-year tenure of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Governor, Godwin Emefiele, for a second term.
Sources at the presidency disclosed that Mr Buhari had already sent Mr Emefiele’s name to the National Assembly for confirmation, in consonance with the CBN Act.
Recall that the CBN governor was first appointed by President Goodluck Jonathan at the twilight of his administration.
Mr Emefiele, before joining the CBN, spent over 26 years in commercial banking culminating in his tenure as Group Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Zenith Bank Plc.
Under Emefiele’s leadership, Zenith Bank had strengthened its position as a leading financial institution in Africa, winning recognition and endorsement at home and abroad for giant strides in key performance areas like corporate governance, service delivery and deployment of cutting-edge ICT.
Before his banking career, he was a lecturer in Finance and Insurance in two Nigerian Universities.
Mr Emefiele holds degrees in Banking and Finance from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, and is also an alumnus of Stanford University, Harvard and Wharton Graduate Schools of Business where he took courses in Negotiation, Service Excellence, Critical Thinking, Leading Change.