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Breaking: President Buhari Approves Appointment of Abdullahi, Akabueze


Just as President Muhammadu Buhari disengaged the services of some director generals of some government agencies and departments, he has by the same token made appointments on Monday.

This is even as he approved the appointment of Tijjani Mohammed Abdullahi as the Director-General, Budget Office.

A statement by the presidential spokesman,. Femi Adesina said “Abdullahi as a fellow of the Certified National Accountants of Nigeria, and a banker of repute with experience in managing public finance.”

By his appointment, he replaced the outgoing Director-General, Yahaya Gusau. The new Director-General 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.

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

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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