Senate rejects Buhari’s CBN nominee Abdu Abubakar, confirms four others as non-exegashive directors
– The Senate has confirmed four nominees out of the five screened as non-executive directors of the board of CBN
– According to the Senate, one of the nominees, Dr Abdu Abubakar, was not confirmed because he failed integrity test
– The Senate said Abubakar’s response to questions lacked transparency
Four out of five presidential nominees named as non-executive directors of the board of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) have been confirmed by the Senate.
Those confirmed by the Senate include Ummu Jalingo, Justitia Odinakachukwu, Mike Obadan and Adeola Adetunji.
notes the Senate said in a tweet that Bukola Saraki referred the confirmation of Dr Abdu Abubakar to the committee on banking for further legislative action.
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Senator Saraki congratulated the four nominees that were confirmed and charged them to continue to support the growth of the Nigerian economy.
See tweets below:
The chairman of the committee, Rafiu Adebayo, said: “The nominees have vast knowledge of the CBN act. They have been cleared by CCB and relevant security agency. One of the nominees, Dr Abdu Abubakar failed the integrity test designed by the committee to assess (him); his response to questions lacked transparency and not worthy to be appointed into a regulatory agency by the CBN.”