President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Aishah Ahmad as the deputy governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).
The name of the 40-year-old banker, who will clock 41 on October 26, has been sent to the senate for confirmation.
She is from Niger state in the north-central and replaces Sarah Alade, a deputy governor of the bank, who retired in March after working at the apex for 23 years.
Alade is from Kwara, also in the north-central.
The president also appointed four new members of the monetary policy committee (MPC), the highest policy-making body of the apex bank.
They are Adeola Adenikinju, Aliyu Sanusi, Robert Asogwa and Asheikh Maidugu. Their names have also been forwarded to the upper legislative chamber of the national assembly for confirmation.