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Dr Kingsley Obiora
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Senate Confirms Obiora As CBN Deputy Governor       

Funsho Akinwale

The Senate has approved the appointment of Dr Kingsley Obiora as the Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).

The approval was confirmed on Thursday by the senate barely a week after President Muhammadu Buhari requested for the approval of Obiora’s appointment and three others.

The request was contained in a letter addressed to the Senate President, Ahmed Lawan, which was dated January 16, 2020.

Obiora holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Statistics from the University of Benin, a Masters in Economics from the University of Ibadan, and a Doctorate in Monetary and International Economics, also from the University of Ibadan.

Until his appointment, he was an Alternate Executive Director in the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in Washington DC, United States of America.