OrderPaperToday- President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Tijjani Abdullahi as the new Director-General, Budget Office of the Federation.

The President also approved the appointment of Ben Akabueze as the Special Adviser on Planning to the Minister of Budget and National Planning.

Mr. Abdullahi replaces Yahaya Gusau who was appointed to the office on August 18, 2015, for a term of four years but has now been sacked less than six months after, following the widespread irregularities detected in the 2016 budget presently under consideration by the National Assembly.

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According to sources at the Presidency, President Buhari believed that the sacked DG failed to effectively deliver on his mandate.

Abdullahi is expected to work with the Minister of Budget and National Planning to efficiently deliver on the mandates of the Budget Office of the Federation, a statement by the presidency said.

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