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Buhari appoints Abdullahi, DG, Budget Office; Akabueze, SA, National Planning

By Levinus Nwabughiogu

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

A statement by the presidential spokesman, Mr. Femi Adesina profiled “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 current Director-General, Mr. 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.

Similarly, President Buhari also approved the appointment of Mr Ben Ifeanyi Akabueze as the Special Adviser to the President on National Planning.

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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