Board of the CBN
Mr. Edward L. Adamu
Deputy Governor, Corporate Services Directorate -
Mr. Edward Lamekek Adamu was appointed Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria on 23rd March, 2018. He graduated from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria in 1981 where he obtained a Bachelor of Science (Bsc.) Honours degree in Quantity Surveying with Second Class Upper Division. He also obtained Post-graduate certifications in Project & Programme Management, Strategy Management, Credit Administration, Knowledge Management and Human Resource Management. He is a fellow of the Nigerian Institute of Quantity Surveyors and the Institute of Credit Administration.
Mr. Adamu began his career in the Unified Public Service (UPS) in 1983 with the Bauchi State Civil Service. He spent thirty five (35) years in the UPS, twenty five (25) of which was spent in the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).
During his years in the Central Bank, he was seconded to the Gombe State Civil Service from 2008 to 2010 as the Senior Special Assistant and Head, Procurement Management and Due Process Office. He returned to the CBN in 2010 and was appointed Director of Strategy Management Department in 2012, after a rigorous selection process. He was later deployed to the Human Resources Department of the Bank in 2016 as Director, a position he held until his retirement from the services of the Bank on 14th February, 2018.
Mr. Adamu is innovative, people-oriented, personable, visionary and creative with the courage to engage, inspire and influence people into collaborative action for collective good. He is an excellent communicator, negotiator and thought leader, with insight and ability to provide transformative solutions to complex problems. Mr. Adamu has been exposed to World-class education at renowned institutions like INSEAD, IMD, Wharton, Chicago Booth, Palladium/Harvard and the United Nation Development Programme.
His hobbies include writing, mentoring and Community Development. He is happily married with four children, two girls and two boys.