By Levinus Nwabughiogu
ABUJA – President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of his Special Adviser on Planning, Mr Ben Akabueze as the new Director General of the Budget Office of the Federation.
Akabueze is to take over from Mr. Tijani Muhammed Abdullahi who would now serve as Special Adviser to the President on Planning.
He would also continue to work with the Minister of Budget and National Planning.
A statement by Mr. Femi Adesina, the Special Adviser to the president on on media and publicity on Thursday states that both Akabueze and Abdullahi joined the Ministry of Budget and National Planning in February this year.
Their redeployment, the statement added, was “part of an ongoing exercise aimed at further repositioning the Ministry to effectively deliver on its core mandate.”