Adebayo Adelabu, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) deputy governor in charge of Operations, will resign his appointment with effect from July 15.

Adelabu, whose disengagement notice has already been accepted by President Muhammadu Buhari, has indicated interest to join the gubernatorial race in his home state, Oyo.

In an acceptance letter dated May 24, President Buhari thanked Adelabu for his services to the country and wished him the best in his future ambitions.

“While appreciating your services in the Central Bank of Nigeria since April 9, 2014, I wish you the very best in your future ambitions and continued commitment to public service in our country and specifically, as you seek to play a more active role in politics, in your home state,” the President said in the letter.

Adelabu formally assumed duty as deputy governor at the CBN on April 9, 2014, and served at different times as deputy governor in charge of Financial System Stability, FSS, Corporate Services, CS, and lastly Operations before he tendered his letter of disengagement.

One of the grand children of ace Oyo political godfather, late Adegoke Adelabu, Adelabu has made his mark in the financial sector, rising to the position of Executive Director/Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of First Bank of Nigeria Plc. (FBN) prior to his ascension to the CBN.

In political circles in Oyo State, Adelabu is widely believed to be the most likely successor to the incumbent governor of the State, Abiola Ajimobi, of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

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