Tinubu Appoints Tanimu Yakubu As Director-General Of Budget Office

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President Bola Tinubu has approved the appointment of Mr. Tanimu Yakubu as the new Director-General of the Budget Office of the Federation, following the expiration of Mr. Ben Akabueze’s tenure.

The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Chief Ajuri Ngelale, confirmed Yakubu’s appointment in a statement issued today in Abuja.

According to the statement, the new appointee is an accomplished economist and was Chief Economic Adviser to a former President from 2007 to 2010; 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.

Yakubu also 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.

The statement further expressed President Tinubu’s  appreciation to the outgoing Director-General, Mr. Akabueze, for his meritorious service to the country and wished him success in his future endeavours.

Ngelale further stated: “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.”


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