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Nigeria news: Senate confirms Sanusi as Central Bank Governor

The Senate today unanimously confirmed the appointment of Sanusi Lamido Sanusi as the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria. He succeds Professor C. Soludo whose tenure expired May 29, 2009

 Sanusi before now was the Managing Director of one of Nigeria’s leading Bank-First Bank of Nigeria.
The new CBN Governor is also an Islamic Scholar and the 11th grandson of the Emir of Kano
Sanusi’s confirmation was the climax of a three and a half hour screening exercise by the Senate, during which 31 Senators asked him several questions on the management of Nigeria’s economy.
The senate also confirmed a fresh tenure of office for Babatunde Lemo as the Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria