Meet Aishah Ahmad, Buhari’s CBN Deputy Governor
When the President took the oath of office in 2015, Mrs Aishah Ahmad, was not aware she will become a trending topic on October 6, 2017.
The lady could become one of the youngest Deputy Governors the nation’s apex bank after her confirmation.
President Buhari nominated her for the position and her name has been transferred to the Senate waiting approval for the job.
The 40-year-old is a banker and she has had a blossoming career in fiscal management.
She is from Niger State and celebrates her birthday on October 26.
Aishah Ahmad has been active in the banking sector where she rose to the Executive Director level at Diamond Bank.
She is the head of Consumer Banking and has had vast experience in wealth management, consulting and financial advisory services.
Ahmad is the chairperson of the executive council of Women in Management, Business and Public Service, a Nigerian non-profit organisation, established in 2001.
The organisation addresses issues affecting the interest of women professionals in business, with particular attention on promoting leadership development and building capacities to engender growth.
One of the organisation's recent seminars in August "Slay your 9 to 5: Success Tips for the Career Woman" was a quite productive.
She has a Master of Science (MSc) in Finance Management from Cranfield School of Management in the United Kingdom.
Aishah Ahmad is also the Vice President of Publicity, Cranfield Investment Club Editor.
She has an MBA in Business Administration and Finance from the University of Lagos.
Going by her age (40), she got admitted into University of Abuja at age 16 in 1992 where she studied Accounting and graduated with a Second Class Upper.
She is married to Abdallah Ahmad, a retired brigadier-general and they have two sons.
Mrs Ahmad will replace a former Deputy Governor, who retired early this year, a statement from the presidency said.
President Buhari has asked the Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, to consider the expeditious confirmation of Mrs Ahmad, who would then resume work immediately.