Opeyemi Bamidele, majority leader of the senate, says the upper legislative chamber will screen Olayemi Cardoso, acting governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), and deputy governor nominees on Tuesday.
The deputy governor nominees are Emem Nnana Usoro, Muhammad Sani Abdullahi Dattijo, Philip Ikeazor and Bala Bello. They have all since assumed office in acting capacity following the resignation of Godwin Emefiele as governor of the apex bank and the deputy governors that served with him.
In a statement on Monday, Bamidele also said the senate will screen Jamila Ibrahim and Ayodele Olawande as minister of youth and minister of state for youth on October 3. “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. “Besides, the Senate has scheduled to screen the ministerial nominees – Dr. Jamila Bio Ibrahim and Mr. Ayodele Olawande, respectively designated as Minister of Youth and Minister of State for Youth on October 3.” If confirmed, the CBN nominees have a five-year term in office which is renewable.