Tinubu Seeks Approval to Replace Kalu Eke on CBN Board With Onwudiwe

March 13, 2024
Senate Petroleum Industry Bill

By Adedapo Adesanya 

President Bola Tinubu has written to the  Senate, seeking confirmation for the appointment of Mrs Ruby Onwudiwe as the Southeast member of the Board of Directors of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).

President Tinubu’s request was contained in a letter addressed to the President of the Senate, Mr Godswill Akpiabio, and read at plenary on Wednesday in Abuja.

Mr Tinubu in the letter said the confirmation request complied with provisions of section 10, sub-section one of the Central Bank of Nigeria Establishment Act 2007.

“I am pleased to present for confirmation by the Senate the appointment of Dr Ruby Onwudiwe as a member of the CBN board of directors.

“The Senate is invited to kindly note that Onwudiwe is a replacement for Mr Kalu Eke, due to the unavailability of Eke for the position.

“It is my hope, therefore, that the senate will consider and confirm in its usual expeditious manner, the appointment of Onwudiwe.

“Please accept the assurances of my highest regards,” Mr Tinubu said.

Recall that the Senate last month disclosed that a nominee for the appointment as a member of the Board of Directors of the CBN, Mr Urum Kalu Eke from Abia State, to represent the Southeast geopolitical zone of the country, rejected his nomination by the President.

He rejected this due to his commitment to the World Bank, which preceded the nomination.

The rejection of the appointment of membership of the CBN Board of Directors by Mr  Eke came to the fore as the Senate confirmed the appointment of four other members of the Board of Directors of the CBN, which was forwarded to it by President Tinubu.

Those confirmed by the Senate as directors were Mr Robert Agbede, Mr Ado Yakubu Wanka, Mr Murtala Sabo Sagagi, and Mrs Muslimat Olanike Aliyu.

Adedapo Adesanya

Adedapo Adesanya is a journalist, polymath, and connoisseur of everything art. When he is not writing, he has his nose buried in one of the many books or articles he has bookmarked or simply listening to good music with a bottle of beer or wine. He supports the greatest club in the world, Manchester United F.C.

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