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Governors Of The Central Bank Of Nigeria (CBN) From 1958 To Date

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) was established by the CBN Act of 1958. It started its full operations on July 1, 1959. It is the central bank and the apex monetary authority in Nigeria. The central bank is also known as the bank of last resort and financial adviser to the federal government.

This article’s aim is to bring to your notice the past and present governors of Central Bank of Nigeria.

Full list of the Governors of the Central Bank since independence

 1.  Roy Pentelow Fenton

      24 July 1958 – 24 July 1963

 2.  Aliyu Mai-Bornu  

      Deputy Governor, CBN                

      25 July 1963 – 22 June 1967

 3.  Clement Nyong Isong

      Advisor International Monetary Fund

      15 August 1963 – 22 September 1975

 4.  Adamu Ciroma

      24 September 1975 – 28 June 1977

 5.  Ola Vincent

      Deputy Governor,CBN

      28 June 1977 – 28 June 1982

 6.  Abdulkadir Ahmed

      Deputy Governor, CBN

      28 June 1982 – 30 September 1993

 7.  Paul Agbai Ogwuma

      CEO, Union Bank of Nigeria

      1 October, 1993 – 29 May, 1999

 8.  Joseph Oladele Sanusi

      CEO, First Bank of Nigeria

      29 May, 1999 – 29 May, 2004

 9.  Charles Chukwuma Soludo

      Chief Executive Officer, National Planning Commission

      29 May, 2004 – 29 May, 2009

10. Sanusi Lamido Aminu Sanusi

      CEO,First Bank of Nigeria

      3 June, 2009 – 20 February, 2014

11. Serah Alade

      Deputy Governor, CBN

      20 Feburary, 2014 – 3 June, 2014

12. Godwin Emefiele

      CEO, Zenith Bank

      3 June 2014 – till date

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