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UPDATED: Senate Confirms Emefiele As CBN Gov For 2nd Tenure


The Senate has confirmed Dr. Godwin Emefiele as Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria [CBN] for a second tenure.

ElombahNews reported on Wednesday that the Senate Committee on Banking, Insurance and Other financial Institutions has concluded screening of Central Bank Governor, Godwin Emefiele.

Emefiele who came with his entourage to National Assembly was welcomed by Senior Special Assistant to President on National Assembly Matters (Senate ) Sen. Ita Enag.

Consequently, the Senate confirmed him as CBN Governor for the next five years.

Earlier last week, the President of the Senate, Dr. Bukola Saraki had mandated the committee to screen Emefiele following a letter read on the floor of the Senate written by President Muhammadu Buhari .

President Buhari, in the letter, requested the Senate to screen and confirm him as CBN Governor.

Emefiele, it could be recalled, was appointed as CBN Governor on June 2, 2014, during the government of President Goodluck Jonathan.

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