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.
The announcement was made this afternoon by Special Adviser to the President (Media & Publicity) Femi Adesina.
He said in a statement issued in Abuja: “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.
“Their redeployment is part of an ongoing exercise aimed at further repositioning the Ministry to effectively deliver on its core mandate.”
•Photo shows the new DG Budget Office Ben Akabueze.