Godwin Emefiele: See list of possible successors of sacked CBN Governor

There are reports that a certain top woman banker, Aishah Ahmad and eight other deputys are likely to suceed Central Bank of Nigeria Governor, Godwin Emefiele.

Reports say, other eminent Nigerians touted for the job include Professor Soji Adelaja, Mohammed Dikwa, Bismarck Rewane, Umaru Abdul Mutallab, Obadiah Mailafia, Bello Maccido, Adesola Adeduntan and Herbert Wigwe.

Rumours were rife on Monday that President Muhammadu Buhari has sacked Emefiele, but the news has since been rebuffed as fake by the CBN.
Aishah Ahmad, 42, is the youngest member of the CBN Board and oversees the Financial Systems Stability Directorate of the apex bank.

She replaced Dr Sarah Alade who retired in March 2017. If the 9th Senate approves her nomination, she will be the youngest and the first female CBN Governor in Nigeria and the first female to hold the position in Africa.
However, aside Mrs Ahmad, in-depth research and investigation conducted by North East Star reveal that eight others are currently being considered for the job.

These include Professor Soji Adelaja,an economist and John A. Hannah Distinguished Professor at Michigan State University (MSU), USA; Mohammed Kyari Dikwa, a holder of PhD in Accounting and Finance, whose success in coordinating the TSA and the blockage of billions for the government through PICA was said to have endeared him to the President; Bismarck Rewane, a financial analyst and the Managing Director of Financial Derivatives Company; Umaru Abdul Mutallab, former CEO of UBA and ex-Chairman of First Bank of Nigeria and Obadiah Mailafia, a former CBN deputy governor in charge of monetary policy, foreign exchange operations, investment management, research, statistics, and cooperation with international institutions.
The rest are Bello Maccido, the Chairman of FBN Merchant Bank; Adesola Adeduntan, Managing Director/CEO, First Bank of Nigeria Limited and Herbert Wigwe, Group Managing Director/CEO, Access Bank Plc.

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