Buhari appoints Abdullahi As DG Budget … Akabueze as Special Adviser, Planning

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By; Sunday Ode, Abuja.

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday approved the appointment of Mr. Tijjani Mohammed Abdullahi
as the new Director-General, Budget.

The President also approved the appointment of Mr Ben Ifeanyi Akabueze as the Special Adviser on Planning to the Minister of Budget and National Planning.

Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina announced this in a statement issued in Abuja.

The statement by Adesina said Abdullahi would replace Mr Yahaya Gusau as the new helmsman of the budget office.

“Mr. Abdullahi, a fellow of the Certified National Accountants of Nigeria, and a banker of repute with experience in managing public finance, will replace the current Director-General (Budget), Mr. Yahaya Gusau.

“The new Director-General (Budget) is expected to work with the Minister of Budget and National Planning to efficiently deliver on the mandates of the Budget Office of the Federation,” the statement read in part.

On the Special Adviser, Planning, the statement noted: “Mr Akabueze who is the immediate past Commissioner for Economic Planning and Budget in Lagos State, has worked in senior management positions in Citi Bank, Fidelity Bank, United Bank for Africa, NAL Merchant Bank, Sterling Bank and BIA Consulting Limited, among others.

“He is Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Bankers; Fellow, Institute of Credit Administrators and Honorary Fellow, Chartered Institute of Bankers.”

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