President Muhammadu Buhari, on Tuesday, appointed Sarah Omotunde Alade, the former Deputy Governor of Central Bank, as Special Adviser on Finance and Economy.
According to Garba Shehu, the Senior Aide to the President on Media and Publicity, Alade would operate in the Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning.
The former banker, who retired from CBN after 23 years in the apex bank, holds a BSc in Economics from OAU, Ile-Ife, and a PhD in Management Science (Operations Research).
She had also acted briefly in 2014 as the CBN governor. She is aged 62.
With the latest appointment, the president has now surrounded himself with two economic advisers, with one positioned in the Vice President’s office.
He is Dr Adeyemi Dipeolu, who was appointed in 2015 and whose tenure was renewed in 2019.
There is also the economic advisory group, headed by Dr Doyin Salami.