Dr. Olayemi Cardoso today resumed office as the Acting Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) pending confirmation of his appointment by the Nigerian Senate. He took office in acting capacity days after President Bola Tinubu nominated him for the position.
This change in leadership at the CBN followed the resignation of Godwin Emefiele from the position who was under suspension before now.
The CBN revealed this in a statement signed by the Director of Corporate Communications, Isa AbdulMumin where it also stated that the Deputy-Governors-Designate have also assumed their roles in acting capacities following the resignations of Mr. Folashodun Shonubi, Mrs. Aishah Ahmad, Mr. Edward Lametek Adamu, and Dr. Kingsley Obiora as Deputy Governors of the CBN.
The statement further disclosed that Dr. Olayemi Cardoso and his colleagues subscribed to the relevant oaths of office at a brief ceremony held at the Bank’s Head Office in Abuja and have since settled down to the task of administering monetary and financial sector policies of the Federal Government.
An Economic and Development Policy Advisor, Financial Sector leader, former Chairman Citi Nigeria and Commissioner for Economic Planning and Budget in Lagos, Cardoso brings over three decades of managerial experience on board.
He is an alumnus of Aston University, Birmingham, United Kingdom where he studied managerial and administrative studies. He also holds a Master’s degree in Public Administration from the Havard Kennedy School in the United States of America.