-By Oriade Ayomide

CBN-logo-300x273Sources close to the presidency has it that security screening has commenced for the five possible candidates for the CBN governorship.

According to the source, Managing Director/CEO of First Bank of Nigeria Limited, Mr. Stephen Olabisi Onasanya; serving Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Dr. Olusegun Aganga; immediate past Managing  Director/CEO of Access Bank Plc, Mr. Aigboje Aig-Imoukhuede; founder and pioneering Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Stanbic IBTC Plc, Mr. Atedo Peterside; and current Managing Director of the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON), Mr. Mustafa Chike-Obi, have been discreetly screened by the Department of State Security Service (DSS) for the job.

Whoever succeeds the outgoing Sanusi Lamido Sanusi will be the 11th Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, following in the footsteps of Roy Pentelow  Fenton  (1958 – 1963); Alhaji Aliyu Mai-Bornu (1963 – 1967); Dr. Clement Nyong Isong (1972 – 1975); Mallam Adamu Ciroma (1975 – 1977); Mr. Ola O. Vincent (1977 – 1982); Alhaji Abdulkadir Ahmed (1982 – 1993); Dr. Paul A. Ogwuma (1993 – 1999); Chief (Dr.) Joseph O. Sanusi (1999- 2004); Prof. Chukwuma C. Soludo (2004 – 2009); and Mallam Sanusi Lamido Sanusi (2009 to date).