For the post of permanent Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Olayemi Cardoso is now undergoing vetting by the Senate.

Four deputy governor candidates for the apex bank are also being scrutinized by the Senate.

Emem Nnana Usoro, Philip Ikeazor, Bala Bello, and Muhammad Sani Abdullahi Dattijo are the candidates for deputy governor.

Following a motion made by Opeyemi Bamidele, the screening process was started.

Prior to the Senate’s confirmation, President Bola Tinubu gave his blessing to Cardoso’s nomination to the position of Central Bank of Nigeria Governor.

Cardoso took over as acting governor of the CBN last week while he was still being vetted and expected to be confirmed by the Senate.