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 was previously Commissioner for Economic Planning and Budget in Lagos State.
Mr. Akabueze takes over from Mr Tijani Mohammed Abdullahi who will now serve as Special Adviser to the President on Planning and will continue to work with the Minister of Budget and National Planning.
Both Mr Akabueze and Mr. Abdullahi joined the Ministry of Budget and National Planning in February this year.
A press statement by Femi Adesina, Special Adviser Media and Publicity to the President, said heir redeployment is part of an ongoing exercise aimed at further repositioning the Ministry to effectively deliver on its core mandate.