The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has commended President Bola Tinubu for appointing Olayemi Michael Cardoso as Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).
Senate president of the body, Attah Nnalue, in a statement on Saturday in Abuja, also hailed Mr Tinubu’s nomination of Emem Usoro, Muhammad Dattijo, Philip Ikeazor, and Bala Bello as Deputy Governors of the apex bank.
“By making these great picks, President Tinubu has again demonstrated his knack for putting round pegs in round holes by appointing experience and capacity, as it is what all the nominees have in common.
“Those were what they have demonstrated in their various past antecedents. We therefore wish to greatly appreciate and commend President Tinubu for these great picks in the best interest of Nigerians.
“Similarly, the leadership of Nigerian students has no doubt that these personalities will bring their immense expertise and track record in the financial sector to bear in turning around the nation’s economic and financial fortunes.
“While awaiting the National Assembly’s confirmation of the nominees, which we strongly believe will also reflect an endorsement of capacity and experience, we reassert our hope and confidence that the nominees will do a great job,” Mr Nnalue said.
According to him, NANS believes that the nominees will implement critical reforms at the CBN to bolster the confidence of Nigerians, other stakeholders in the financial sector, and international partners.
He expressed hope that, after confirmation, the appointees would restructure the Nigerian economy towards sustainable growth and prosperity in line with Mr Tinubu’s Renewed Hope Agenda.