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Senate confirms Emefiele

Senate confirms Emefiele

ADEKUNLE ADESUJI, Abuja

Semate on Thursday confirmed reappointment of Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele.

The confirmation of Emefiele appointment will make him first Southerner to be reappointed as Central Bank Governor.

Emefiele confirmation occurred after his screening on Wednesday by a Senate Committee and clause by clause consideration of the report headed by Senator Rafiu Adebayo.

President Muhammadu Buhari had last week sent his name to the Senate for screening for another term of five years.

With the confirmation, Emefiele has become the second Governor of the CBN to be reappointed and the first Southerner to occupy the seat twice.

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