President Buhari appoints new DG Budget Office, Ben Akabueze

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of his Special Adviser on Planning, Mr Ben Akabueze as the new Director General of the Budget Office of the Federation.

ben akabueze

In a statement by the Special Adviser to the President on Media & Publicity, Femi Adesina, 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.

Both 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.

Femi Adesina

Special Adviser to the President

(Media & Publicity)

June 9, 2016




  1. Where’s Ayo Fayose? I Hope he won’t come up with another slogan “In a move to christainize nigeria, Buhari appoints a serving RCCG pastor as the new DG of budget Office”

  2. Ever since buhari left, everytin has been making sense. Can UK doctor please extend his stay for another 90 days?

  3. Bcos he has failed without igbos.and have seen how d economy is droping by d day.and d only people dat have d solution are igbos.and mind u everybody wil ne ver put there vote in one place so don’t be a fool are al d hausa vote for buhari or did al u sycophant yorubas voted for him.

  4. One of the finest appointments made by PMB. Ben former MD/CEO of NAL Merchant Bank iand Commissioner of Budget and Economic Planning in Lagos State is a sound technocrat, a man of strong character who will bring high virtues to the office. I wish him the very best in this outing.

  5. What a beautiful appointment. Congratulation Sir. God shall back you up to join other well knowledgeable people in the cabinet to reposition Nigeria.

  6. In whatever task you are given to achieve, ensure that you excel. I don’t see Ben as an Igbo man, neither did Fashola or TInubu, both of whom facilitated his appointment as a commissioner in Lagos state. He was appointed and he excelled in his duties, hence the need to assign him bigger responsibilities.

    Am still waiting for the appointment of a Yoruba man/woman as a commissioner in the East or an Igbo man/woman as one in the North.

    The West has set the pace in inclusion and diversity without prejudice to tribe.

    One NIgeria, indivisible, by all means necessary.

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