Tuesday, 16 February 2016

Buhari Appoints Tijjani Abdullahi as DG, Budget Office

Following the sack of Mr. Yahaya Gusau as the Director-General (Budget) by President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday, Mr. Tijjani Mohammed Abdullahi a fellow of the Certified National Accountants of  Nigeria, and a banker of repute with experience in managing public finance has been appointed.

A statement by the President’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina said, “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.”

Adesina said the President has also approved the appointment of Mr. Ben Ifeanyi Akabueze as the Special Adviser on Planning to the Minister of Budget and National Planning.

Akabueze who is the immediate past Commissioner for Economic Planning and Budget in Lagos State, is said to have 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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