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Chief (Dr.) Joshua O. Omuya  
Retired as   - Served in the CBN from 11/23/2005 To 6/29/2013








Born on 9th February, 1954, he attended Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria, where he graduated with a B.Sc degree in Accountancy with First Class Honors in 1977. He also obtained MSc degree (Accounting & Finance) in 1980 from the same University. Between 1981 and 1982, Chief J. O. Omuya was at the Emile Woolf College of Accountancy London where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant (ACCA).

Chief J. O. Omuya was a lecturer at the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria between 1978–1984. He moved to Phoenix Investment Services Ltd, Kaduna before he was seconded to Gaskiya Textiles Mills Ltd. Kano, between 1986-1988, where he served as the Assistant General Manager; He also served in that capacity with the Bank of the North from 1988 to 1991. He joined Savannah Bank of Nigeria PLC in 1991 and rose to the position of Deputy General Manager before leaving in 1996 to become the Managing Director/ Chief Executive Director of AFIMS Limited and later the Abuja Resident Partner of Messrs Ma’ajii and co (Chartered Accountants) with effect from December 2003.

He was conferred with the degree of Doctor of Letters (D.Litt) Honoris Causa at the maiden convocation of Kogi State University, Anyigba in March, 2005. He is a member/Fellow of the following professional bodies:

He is a member/fellow of the following Professional bodies:

  • Institute of Chartered Accounts of Nigeria
  • Chartered Association of Certified Accountants, UK
  • Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria
  • Nigerian Institute of Management
  • The British Institute of Management, UK

Chief J. O. Omuya has numerous publications to his credit in his chosen field, Accounting. He is married with children


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