PRESIDENT BUHARI APPOINTS NEW DG (BUDGET), SPECIAL ADVISER, PLANNING

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the
appointment of Mr. Tijjani Mohammed Abdullahi as
the Director-General (Budget).
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.
President Buhari has also approved the
appointment of Mr Ben Ifeanyi Akabueze as the
Special Adviser on Planning to the Minister of
Budget and 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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