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Emefiele, CBN Governor Unveils Agenda Tomorrow

The new Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, Mr. Godwin Emefiele, will tomorrow unveil his agenda for the apex bank and the economy, following his assumption of duty yesterday as the bank’s 10th indigenous governor.

The bank, in a statement by Mr. Isaac Okoroafor, Assistant Director, Corporate Communications Department, said: “The new Governor arrived at the CBN headquarters at 7.30a.m. yesterday and was received by the four Deputy Governors at the bank and expectant staff, led by Dr. Sarah Alade, whose tenure as Acting Governor ended on Monday.

NEW CBN GOVERNOR: From left, former Acting Governor, Mrs. Sarah Alade; new Governor, Mr. Godwin Emefiele; Deputy Governor, Corporate Services, Alhaji Suleiman Barau and Deputy Governor, Operations, Dr. Kingsley Moghalu, all of Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, during the hand over to Emefiele in Abuja, yesterday. PHOTO: Gbemiga Olamikan.

“At the brief handing over ceremony, the new governor thanked Dr. Alade, the other Deputy Governors and the media for gracing his formal assumption of office.

The new Governor is expected to have a maiden world press conference tomorrow, where he will unveil his “agenda for the Central Bank of Nigeria and the people of Nigeria.”

Education, experience

Emefiele, the immediate-past Group Managing Director of Zenith Bank Plc, brings along to his new role over 20 years of banking management experience.

He is a 1984 graduate of finance and has an MBA in finance (1986), both from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka.

He is also an alumnus of Executive Education at Stanford University, Harvard University (2004) and Wharton Graduate School of Business (2005).”

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