President Muhammadu Buhari has confirmed the appointment of Folashodun Adebisi Shonubi as the deputy governor of the central Bank of Nigeria for a period of five years.

This was contained in a statement by the permanent secretary (General Services Office) Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Olusegun A. Adekunle.

According to the statement, the president also confirmed the appointment of Banire Muiz Adeyemi as the chairman of Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON).

Other new appointments include the appointment of Engr Sule Yakubu Bassi as secretary of the Nigerian Diaspora Commission, Abba Ali and M Mohammed Sagir as members, (non-legal) Federal Judiciary Service Commission.

The appointment of five chief executive officers and two executive directors of federal agencies were also confirmed in the statement.

President Buhari enjoined the new appointees to regard their appointments as a call to national service and to carry out their responsibilities with uprightness, diligence and prompt response to the yearnings of the public.

He also charged them to bring their wealth of experience to bear in the discharge of their responsibilities.