The Senate on Thursday confirmed Kingsley Obiora as a Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria.
This comes two days after President Muhammadu Buhari wrote to the Senate seeking his confirmation.
The confirmation was sequel to the presentation of a report of the Committee on Banking, Insurance and other Financial Institutions – which was mandated to screen the nominee.
The chairman of the committee, Uba Sani, told the Senate that no petition was filed against Mr. Obiora’s nomination.
He said the nominee possesses vast experience in economy and has contributed to the development of the Nigerian economy.
He, therefore, urged his colleagues to confirm Mr. Obiora.
The Senate also confirmed Zikrullah Hassan from Osun State as the new chairman of the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON).
Mr. Hassan replaces the outgoing chairman, Abdullahi Muhammad.
The confirmation comes about two months after President Buhari wrote the Senate seeking his confirmation and that of other commissioners, members and representatives’ MDAs for the Muslim pilgrims’ agency.
The Senate also confirmed the following appointees:
Nura Yakassai as Executive Commissioner – Policy, Personnel, Management, and Finance; Momoh Imonikhe as Executive Commissioner, Planning, Research, Statistics, Information and Library, and Abdullahi Hardawa as Executive Commissioner – Operation, Inspection, and Licensing.
Confirmed Part-time Members are: Halimat Jibril, (Niger State), Abba Jato (Borno State), Garba Umar, (Sokoto State), Ibrahim Amah (Ebonyi State), Sadiq Musa (Delta State) and Akintunde Basirat Olayinka, (Ogun State).
Confirmed representatives of MDAs are Shehu Dogo (Ministry of Aviation), Nura Abba Rimi (Ministry of Foreign Affairs), Rabi Bello Isa (Ministry of Finance, Budget, and National Planning) and Zainab Sherrif (Ministry of Health).