President Tinubu Appoints Tanimu Yakubu As DG Of Budget Office.

President Tinubu Appoints Tanimu Yakubu As DG Of Budget Office.
President Tinubu Appoints Tanimu Yakubu As DG Of Budget Office.

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has announced the appointment of Mr. Tanimu Yakubu as the new Director-General of the Budget Office of the Federation. This appointment follows the completion of Ben Akabueze’s term in the role.

The news was communicated through a statement by Ajuri Ngelale, the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity. Tanimu Yakubu, known for his prior role as the Chief Economic Adviser to late President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua and his tenure as Managing Director/CEO of the Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria, brings a wealth of experience to his new post. His earlier responsibilities also included serving as Commissioner of Finance, Budget, and Economic Planning in Katsina State.

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An economist by training, Yakubu holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration with a focus on Finance, as well as a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics, both from Wagner College in Staten Island, New York.

President Tinubu, while expressing gratitude to the former Director-General, Ben Akabueze, for his commendable service, conveyed high expectations for Yakubu. He charged the new appointee with the enhancement of budgetary functions that emphasize fiscal prudence, transparency, and accountability, which are vital for driving national growth and development.

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