Buhari renews Akabueze’s tenure as DG of Budget Office

Buhari renews Akabueze’s tenure as DG of Budget Office

- President Buhari has re-appointed Benjamin Akabueze as the DG of the Budget Office of the Federation

- Akabueze's current tenure will expire on Wednesday, June 10, 2020

- A statement released by finance minister's spokesperson said Akabueze's tenure was renewed due to his achievements in the office

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President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the renewal of the tenure of Benjamin Akabueze as the director-general of the Budget Office of the Federation.

Akabueze's current tenure will expire on Wednesday, June 10, 2020.

Akabueze was first appointed as a Special Adviser Planning (SAP) to the president on February 15th, 2016 and later re-deployed and appointed as DG Budget, June 10th, 2016.

This was disclosed in a statement released by Yunusa Tanko Abdullahi, the special adviser on media and communications to the minister of finance, budget and national planning, Zainab Shamsuna Ahmed, on Sunday, May 17.

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"The Budget Office is currently undergoing several reforms under the leadership of Akabueze towards improving the effectiveness and efficiency of the Budget office of the Federation.

"Akabueze has a track record of sterling performance and it is due to his achievements that Mr President has approved Akabueze’s tenure to be renewed for another term in order to institutionalise the achievements for a sustainable improvement in the Budget Office of the Federation," the statement reads.

President Buhari had also recently appointed Jumai Audi as a chairperson of the Nigerian Law Reform Commission.

The appointment is, however, subject to the approval of the Senate which on Tuesday, May 12, received President Buhari's request to confirm Audi's nomination.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the presidency had released a list of measures President Buhari had taken, and will further take, to make life better for Nigerians after coronavirus ends.

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This was contained in a statement released by the special adviser to the president on media and publicity, Femi Adesina, on Thursday, May 14.

The economic teams to be headed by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and the Ministry of Finance have been put in place by the president to define Nigeria’s economy post-COVID-19.

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