People: Nigeria and Latvia gain deputy governors

The Central Bank of Nigeria

Nigeria: Nigeria’s central bank has appointed an economist and former International Monetary Fund official as one of its deputy governors, it announced on March 2.

Kingsley Obiora took over the role from Joseph Nnanna, who stepped down from the board at the end of his five-year term. Obiora recently spent more than four years as an adviser to the Central Bank of Nigeria’s governor, Godwin Emefiele. He will have a vote in monetary policy decisions as a member of the CBN’s five-person board.  


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