The Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele says deliberate effort is being made by the apex bank to assign more responsibility to the youth as they possess energy that must be put to positive use for the good of Nigerians.
Emefiele said this in Abuja when Kingsley Isitua Obiora formally assumed office as CBN Deputy Governor replacing Okwu Joseph Nnanna, who exited from the Bank on February 2, 2020.
While welcoming Obiora on board, the Governor, Godwin Emefiele, congratulated him on his appointment noting that he was assuming duty at a time when his experience was needed to ensure stability in the Nigerian economy.
The new Deputy Governor who is to head the Economic Policy Directorate was charged to go beyond upholding the interest of the CBN to upholding the interest of Nigeria and Nigerians, majority of who he said desired positive impact in their daily lives.
The Governor, who alluded to the youthfulness of Obiora and some new Directors in the Bank urged all present to work together to enable the Bank to achieve its objectives and leave their names in the annals of the Bank as having contributed their quota to the overall development of the country.
In his remarks, the new Deputy Governor expressed joy to be back at the CBN, promising to add value to the processes even as he solicited the cooperation of all in achieving his tasks.
Kingsley Isitua Obiora was nominated Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria on Thursday, January 16, 2020 by President Muhammadu Buhari and his appointment was confirmed by the Senate on Thursday, January 30, 2020.