Tinubu Appoints Tanimu Yakubu as New Director-General of Budget Office.

Following the expiration of Mr. Ben Akabueze’s term, President Bola Tinubu has authorized the appointment of Mr.

Tanimu Yakubu as the Director-General of the Budget Office of the Federation. A skilled economist, Mr. Yabuku served as the Chief Economic Advisor to a previous President from 2007 to 2010, the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of the Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria from 2003 to 2007, and the Commissioner of Finance, Budget, and Economic Planning for 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.

According to a statement on Thursday, President Tinubu thanked the outgoing Director-General, Mr. Akabueze, for his services and wishes him success in his future endeavours.

The President said he 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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