President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday announced the appointment of a new Director-General for Budget and a Special Adviser on Planning to the Minister of Budget and National Planning.
The individuals are Mr. Tijjani Mohammed Abdullahi, DG Budget, and Mr. Ben Ifeanyi Akabueze, Special Adviser National Planning. Their appointments take immediate effect.
According to a statement signed by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, “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.”