YarAdua seeks Senate confirmation for CBN deputy gov, others

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President Umaru Yar’Adua has asked the Senate to confirm the appointment of Dr. Kingsley Moghalu as a deputy governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria.


He also requested for the confirmation of the appointments of Dr. Adedoyin Salami and four others as members of the Monetary Policy Committee of the CBN.


The President’s request was contained in two separate letters addressed to the President of the Senate, Mr. David Mark, and read during plenary on Tuesday.


In the letter seeking for the confirmation of the appointment of Moghalu, Yar’Adua relied on Section 8 (1) of the CBN Act, 2007.


The letter read in part, “In line with the provisions of Section 8 (1) of the CBN Act, 2007, I forward the name of Dr. Kingsley C. Moghalu, along with his curriculum vitae for kind consideration and confirmation by the Senate for appointment as Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria.


“Distinguished President of the Senate, it is my hope that, in the usual tradition of the Senate of the Federal Republic, this will receive expeditious consideration.”


While requesting for the appointment of members of the Monetary Policy Committee of the CBN, Yar’Adua relied on Sections 12 (4) of the CBN Act, 2007.


Those on the list sent by the president for confirmation are: Dr. Adedoyin Salami, John Osilaja, and Prof . Chibuike Ugochukwu Uche. Others are Dr. Shehu Yahya and Mr. Abdul-Ganiyu Garba.


The President also asked the Senate to consider and pass a bill seeking for an Act to establish the Maritime Security Agency.


Other letters from the President to the Senate included a letter seeking for the confirmation of Mr. Joe Jakpa as a part-time member representing Oil Producing Companies in the Niger Delta.


Jakpa’s name was sent in as replacement for that of Dr. Daru Owei earlier submitted but denied confirmation by the Senate.


(Source:Punch)

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