President Muhammadu Buhari has nominated Edward Lametek Adamu as the new deputy governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria to replace Suleiman Barau who retired in December 2017.
The nomination is subject to the confirmation of the senate, and no one knows exactly when that is going to happen as the senate has ruled out screening presidential nominees for vacant positions until Pres. Buhari replaces Ibrahim Magu as the chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
While we wait for Adamu to get his day before the senate, below are five things to note about the nominee:
- He hails from Kaltungo local government area of Gombe state in the North East, Nigeria.
- He is a Christian.
- Born on June 22, 1959, he is 58 years old.
- Unlike Aisha Ahmad who was nominated by the president to the deputy governorship of the CBN last year, Adamu has worked in the CBN for 25 years. Ahmad on the other hand was a senior executive with Diamond Bank before her nomination. Important to note that since her nomination in October last year, she has still not been screened by the senate due to the clash with the president over Magu.
- Adamu was once the Director in charge of the Strategy Management Department of the CBN, but is currently the Director of Human Resources with the Bank.