Buhari names Akabueze new DG Budget Office
The Special Adviser to the President on Budget Matters and former Lagos State Commissioner for Economic Planning, Mr. Ben Akabueze has been appointed the new Director-General, Budget Office of the Federation, swapping position with Alhaji Tijani Abdullahi, who was also named the new Special Adviser to the President on Planning.
No reason was given for the latest development, but a statement by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina said President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointments.
The statement, however said, Abdullah would continue to work with the Minister of Budget and National Planning.
Both Akabueze and Abdullahi joined the Ministry of Budget and National Planning in February this year.
Their redeployment is part of an ongoing exercise aimed at further repositioning the Ministry to effectively deliver on its core mandate, the statement said.