Failed Budget: Buhari Fires DG Budget Office, Appoints Tijani Abdullahi

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Following the widespread irregularities detected in the 2016 budget, President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday appointed Tijani Mohammed Abdullahi as the Director General Budget.

Abdullahi, who is a fellow at the Certified National Accountants of Nigeria, replaces the current Director-General, Mr. Yahaya Gusau.

The new Director-General (Budget) is expected to work with the Minister of Budget and National Planning, Udoma Udo Udoma, to efficiently deliver on the mandate of the budget office.

The president also appointed Mr. Ben Akabueze as the Special Adviser on Planning to the Minister of Budget and National Planning.

Akabueze, who is the immediate past Commissioner for Economic Planning and Budget in Lagos State, has worked in senior management positions in Citi Bank, Fidelity Bank, United Bank for Africa, NAL Merchant Bank, Sterling Bank and BIA Consulting Limited, among others.