President Muhammadu Buhari has on Thursday approved the appointment of his Special Adviser on Planning, Mr Ben Akabueze as the new Director General of the Budget Office of the Federation.
Confirming this in a statement, the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, said that 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.
The duo, 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,” Adesina said.
It would be recalled, Akabueze had previously served as Commissioner for Budget and Economic Planning in Lagos State.