President Buhari has appointed ex CBN Deputy Governor, Sarah Omotunde Alade, as Special Adviser on Finance and the Economy.
This is according to a statement by Garba Shehu, the president’s spokesman on Tuesday, November 5th.
Here are some facts about her.
1.Sarah Alade is 62 years old
- She attended the University of Ife, Ile-Ife, where she obtained a B.Sc (Hons) degree in Economics in 1976. She also obtained an M.Comm degree at the University of Melbourne, Australia in 1983 and a PhD Management Science (Operations Research), from the University of Ilorin in 1991.
Alade started her working career in 1977 with the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development, Ilorin, Kwara State.
In 1991, she joined the University of Ilorin as a lecturer in the Department of Accounting and Finance.
She joined the Central Bank of Nigeria in 1993 as an assistant director in the Research Department, where she served as head of the State Government Finance Office (1993–96), head of the Federal Government Finance Office (1996–2000) and head of the Fiscal Analysis Division (2000–04).
She was appointed the director of the Banking Operations Department in May 2004. In that capacity, she served as chairman of the board of directors of the Nigeria Interbank Settlement System (NIBSS) as well as secretary of the National Payments System Committee (NPSC).
She served as deputy governor (Economic Policy), Central Bank of Nigeria from 26 March 2007.
Alade was appointed the acting governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria by President Goodluck Jonathan on 20 February 2014 during the suspension of Lamido Sanusi until the appointment of Godwin Emefiele.
- She retired from the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) as Deputy Governor in 2017 after spending 23 years in the apex bank.