The Senate has begun the screening of Olayemi Cardoso, who is being considered for the position of substantive Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria.
Additionally, the Senate is also screening four deputy governor nominees for the apex bank.
The deputy governor nominees include Emem Nnana Usoro, Muhammad Sani Abdullahi Dattijo, Philip Ikeazor, and Bala Bello.
The screening process was initiated following a motion moved by the Majority Leader of the Senate, Opeyemi Bamidele.
Earlier, President Bola Tinubu approved the nomination of Cardoso as the new Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria pending his confirmation by the Senate.
Last week, Cardoso assumed duty as the CBN governor in an acting capacity pending his screening and expected confirmation by the Senate.
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