President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday appointed his Special Adviser on Planning, Mr. Ben Akabueze, as the new Director-General of the Budget Office of the Federation.
According to a statement, the President’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, Akabueze takes over from Mr. Tijani Mohammed Abdullahi who would now serve as Special Adviser to the President on Planning and would continue to work with the Minister of Budget and National Planning,
Both Akabueze and Abdullahi, according to the statement, 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,” Adesina said.
Akabueze has served as Commissioner for Budget and Economic Planning in Lagos State.