Buhari's Cabinet: Financial analysts tip Adeosun to become Finance Minister

Posted by News Express | 7 October 2015 | 5,109 times

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Analysts in the Nigerian financial sector have tipped Kemi Adeosun, a former investment banker and London-trained accountant, as likely President Muhammadu Buhari’s pick for finance minister.

According to a report monitored on Bloomberg, financial analysts, including Bismarck Rewane, chief executive officer of the Financial Derivatives Co, have tipped Adeosun as a likely successor to Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, as Nigeria’s Finance Minister.

As far as Rewane and Manji Cheto, vice president of risk adviser Teneo Intelligence are concerned, Adeosun, who was finance commissioner of Ogun State in the south-west of Nigeria for the past four years, is the most likely candidate to fill the role from a list of cabinet nominees President Buhari recently sent to lawmakers.

“Adeosun has a strong background,” Bloomberg quoted Rewane to have said. “She has a lot of energy and is high on integrity. She’s pro-reform and is a realist,” he added.

Adeosun has degrees in economics and public financial management from universities in London. She worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP in London and at Chapel Hill Denham Ltd., a Nigerian investment bank, before becoming finance commissioner of Ogun State in 2011.

•Photo shows Kemi Adeosun.

Source: News Express

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