- Olayemi Michael Cardoso was at the senate on Tuesday, September 26, for screening as the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN)
- Cardoso and the four deputy governorship nominees of the CBN were accompanied to the Red Chamber by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly on Senate matters, Senator Abdullahi Gumel
- Hours after grilling him, the federal lawmakers confirmed the ex-chairman of the Board of Citi Bank Nigeria and all the CBN nominees
Senate begins screening of Cardoso
The update was also noted by The Punch.
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Recall that Cardoso assumed duty as the CBN governor in an acting capacity last week pending his screening and confirmation by the Nigerian upper legislative chamber.
Who is Olayemi Cardoso?
He attended St. Gregory's College, Lagos. The CBN chief obtained his Bachelor's degree from Aston University, Birmingham in the United Kingdom (UK). He also holds an MPA from Harvard.
Cardoso co-founded Citizens International Bank.
He became commissioner for the ministry of economic planning and budget in Lagos, in 1999, a position he held until 2005. At the time Tinubu was the governor of Lagos state.
Emefiele: Tinubu receives report from investigator
In a piece of related news, Legit.ng reported that the interim report on the ongoing investigation of the activities of the CBN over the past eight years has been submitted to President Tinubu.
President Tinubu, in July, assigned the responsibility of probing the CBN to the former Chief Executive Officer of the Financial Reporting Council of Nigeria, Jim Obazee. Obazee was named the special investigator to probe and audit the activities of the Emefiele-led CBN over a series of allegations bordering on mismanagement of funds.