Tinubu appoints Yakubu Taminu to replace Akabueze as DG Budget Office


Taminu Yakubu

By Ayorinde Oluokun/Abuja

President Bola Tinubu has appointed Taminu Yakubu, who served as Chief Economic Adviser to late President Umaru Yar’adua as the Director-General of the Budget Office of the Federation.

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Tamini Yakubu will replace Mr. Ben Akabueze who tenure has expired, Ajuri Ngelale, the spokesperson for President Tinubu said in a statement on Thursday.
Yakubu, accomplished economist served as Chief Economic Adviser to late Yar’adua from 2007 to 2010

He was also Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of the Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria from 2003 to 2007, and Commissioner of Finance, Budget, and Economic Planning in Katsina State from 1999 to 2003.
The new Director-General of the Budget Office of the Federation holds a Master of Business Administration degree in Finance from Wagner College, Staten Island, New York, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from the same institution.
“President Tinubu thanks the outgoing Director-General, Mr. Akabueze, for his services and wishes him success in his future endeavours.
“The President expects the new Director-General of this pivotal agency to further enhance the provision of efficient and qualitative budget functions, with a view to promoting fiscal sustainability, transparency, and accountability in public finance management for national development,” Ajuri said in the statement.
Chief Ajuri Ngelale
Special Adviser to the President
(Media & Publicity)
June 13, 2024

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