The Senate will today (Tuesday) screen the acting Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Dr. Olayemi Cardoso, for confirmation into a substantive capacity alongside four nominees for the positions of CBN Deputy Governors, to steer affairs of the apex bank in the next five years.
The Red Chamber, which is returning from its two-month annual vacation, has also scheduled the screening of two additional ministerial nominees by President Bola Tinubu for Tuesday, October 3, 2023.
The Media Office of the Senate Leader, Senator Opeyemi Bamidele, disclosed this in a statement on Monday evening.
While the National Assembly was on break, the President appointed the duo of Dr. Jamila Ibrahim and Ayodele Olawande as Minister of Youths and Minister of State for Youths respectively.
Tinubu also approved the nomination of Cardoso as the new Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria pending his confirmation by the Senate.
BrandSpur Nigeria earlier reported that Cardoso resumed as the CBN governor in an acting capacity pending his screening and expected confirmation by the Senate.
The statement by the Senate Leader office said, “Dr. Cardoso will be screened alongside four deputy governors: namely Mrs. Emem Nnana Usoro, Mr. Muhammad Sani Abdullahi Dattijo, Mr. Philip Ikeazor, and Dr. Bala M. Bello.