If not re-appointed, the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele, might vacate his position for one of his deputies, Aishah Ahmad, a top banker in the country’s financial institution.
Ahmad is among eight likely candidates on queue to take over the apex bank’s top job from Emefiele. The other eminent Nigerians being thought fit for the job include Professor Soji Adelaja, Mohammed Dikwa, Bismarck Rewane, Umaru Abdul Mutallab, Obadiah Mailafia, Bello Maccido, Adesola Adeduntan and Herbert Wigwe.
Recall that Emefiele’s job came under threat when the then-presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar faulted him for the slow growth of Nigeria’s economy, stating he’s not the man to lead Nigeria’s highest financial institution.
The probability of Emefiele returning is also low since no CBN Governor has served two terms since Joseph Sanusi.