Nigeria gets new central bank governor

The Nigerian government announced on Thursday (29 April) the appointment of Professor Charles Soludo as the new Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN). Also appointed by President Obasanjo was W. A. Mshelia, the first woman deputy governor of the bank, a statement said.

The appointments came ahead of the May 29 expiration of the tenure of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Governor, Chief Joseph Sanusi.

The appointment of Mshelia, as Deputy Governor, is in place of Alhaji Mahey Rasheed whose