Nigerian president nominates Emefiele for second term as governor

Godwin Emefiele

Nigeria’s president Muhammadu Buhari has nominated central bank governor Godwin Emefiele for a second five-year term in office, a senior lawmaker announced on March 9.

Emefiele will need to be confirmed by Nigeria’s senate, which is due to hold hearings on his re-nomination early next week. If successful, he would be the first Nigerian central bank governor to be appointed to a second term since the country returned to civilian rule in 1999. Emefiele’s first five-year term ends this month.


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