It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. That’s not just the lyric in a holiday carol. It’s actually what financial and economic experts said when the choice of Dr. Kingsley Obiora was announced as President Muhammadu Buhari’s pick for the position of deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria.
Here’s what you need to know about Dr. Kingsley Obiora
1, Dr. Kingsley Obiora is currently an alternate Executive Director in the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in Washington, DC.
2, He is a member of the 24-Seat Executive Board, collectively responsible for conducting daily operations of the IMF.
3, He joined the IMF IN 2007
4, Dr. Obiora led the team that built the macroeconomic model underlying president Buhari’s Economic Recovery and Growth Plan (ERGP.
5, Dr. Kingsley has played key roles in helping to shape the country’s economic policies on several fronts, including on energy subsidies, power sector reform, measurement of job creation, architecture of development financing, diversification of the economy, and oil price benchmarking in the budgetary process.
6, Dr. Obiora served as Technical Adviser to Nigeria’s National Economic Management Team as well as Special Assistant to the President Goodluck Jonathan’s Chief Economic Adviser (2011-2014)
7, Dr. Obiora served as Special Adviser on Economic Matters to the Governor of the Central Bank from June 2014 until July 2018.
8, Dr. Obiora has B.Sc (Ed) Economics and Statistics, University of Benin in 1999
9, M.Sc Economics (Distinction) University of Benin 2002
10, PhD Economics University of Ibadan 2007