This was following the presentation of a report for consideration by Uba Sani, chairman of the senate committee on banking.
While making his presentation today, Sani said Obiora’s nomination was in accordance with section 8 of the CBN Act.
He also stated that no petition against the nominee was received by the committee
“The committee did not receive any petition against the nominee. He has the experience and has a good track record,” he said.
“The committee screened the nominee and it is satisfied. I hereby recommend that he be confirmed as deputy of CBN.
Obiora’s appointment was confirmed by a voice vote after the lawmakers had voted on his nomination in the committee of the whole.
Meanwhile, the appointment of Zikrullah Olakunle Hassan as the chairman of the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON), was also confirmed by the senate.
His confirmation came after Adamu Bulkachuwa, chairman of the Senate committee on foreign affairs, presented a report.
Nominees whose appointment was also confirmed for the hajj commission are Abdullahi Magaji Hardawa (operation, inspection and licensing) from Bauchi, north-east; Nura Hassan Yakasai (policy, personnel management and finance), Kano, north-west; and Sheikh Momoh Suleman Imonikhe (planning, research, statistics information and library), Edo, south-south).
Others are Halimat Jibril (Niger), Abbas Jato (Borno), Garba Umar (Sokoto), Ibrahim Ogbonnah Amah (Ebonyi), Sadiq Oniyesaneyene Musa (Delta) and Akintunde Basirat Olayinka (Ogun).