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Meet Tanimu Yakubu, new DG for Budget Office



President Bola Tinubu has approved the appointment of Mr Tanimu Yakubu as the Director-General of the Budget Office of the Federation.

Tinubu replaces Mr Ben Akabueze whose tenure has expired.

Chief Ajuri Ngelale, Special Adviser to the President, Media and Publicity, announced the appointment in a statement on Thursday.

Who is Tanimu Yakubu?

Yakubu is an economist and was Chief Economic Adviser to a former President from 2007 to 2010.

He was also Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of the Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria from 2003 to 2007.

He was Commissioner of Finance, Budget, and Economic Planning in Katsina State from 1999 to 2003.

Yakubu 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.

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