Aishah Ahmad becomes Deputy CBN Governor

In a not so surprising move, President Muhammadu Buhari has sent the name of Aisha Ahmad to the Senate for confirmation as the substantive Deputy Governor of the central Bank of Nigeria, CBN. However, the appointment has come with its own baggage of controversies. For one, the rapid promotions from AGM of Diamond bank to full fledged Director in the same Bank and appointment as Deputy CBN Governor all on the same day. This was contained in an anonymous post that alleged that the newly appointed Deputy Governor has his promotion rushed. The post reads:
“We have a new Deputy CBN Governor by name Aishah Ahmad. An erstwhile DGM (Deputy General Manager) she was appointed an ED (Executive Director) in Diamond Bank Wednesday evening and before the staff got home same Wednesday, they learnt of her appointment as CBN Deputy Governor. CBN typically accepts only Executive Directors for that position.”
But there was one snag to the post that went viral. Several CBN deputy governors were not Directors before their appointments.Suleiman Barau, for example, is currently deputy-governor (corporate services). He was general manager (treasury, financial institutions and private bank) at the FSB International Bank Plc before it went under. He became deputy-governor on December 13, 2007.
Aisha resume seems imprssive, with only one snag: Aisha, 40, is said to have been active in the banking industry for the past twenty years, meaning she entered into banking at the age of twenty. But that paled into insignificance if placed side by side with the fact that she was married to a retired general that was able to pull funds to her Bank, which could account for her meteoric rise. She was once appointed chairman of Women in Management, Business & Public Service (WIMBIZ). She was part of the Executive Council overseeing the association.She was given awards from Chartered Financial Analysts (CFA) and also Chartered Alternative Investment Analysts (CAIA).

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