Buhari Appoints New CBN Deputy Governor, Edward Lametek Adams

President Muhammadu Buhari has written to the Senate, requesting the confirmation of the appointment of Mr Edward Lametek Adamu as the new deputy governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN)

Adamu, from Gombe State is to replace Mr. Suleiman Barau who retired in December, 2017.

This was disclosed in a series of tweet by the Presidency official Twitter handle.

The Statement reads, ”In accordance with the provisions of Section 8(1) (2) of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) (Establishment) Act 2007, President @MBuhari has nominated Mr. Edward Lametek Adamu to @NGRSenate for confirmation as Deputy Governor of@cenbank.

”Mr Adamu, from Gombe State, replaces Mr. Sulaiman Barau, from Zaria, Kaduna State, who retired December 2017. Adamu, who has spent 25 years in the CBN, was appointed in 2012 as Director of Strategy. He became Director, HR in 2016, from where he was nominated as Deputy Governor.”

Also, the President’s spokesman, Femi Adesina in a statement said, “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 the 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.”

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