The head of Nigeria’s Budget office, Ben Akabueze has had his tenure renewed for another four years according to a statement by the Finance Ministry.
A statement Sunday by Yunusa Abdullahi, Special Adviser on Media and Communications to the Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning said the tenure extension was approved by President Muhammadu Buhari.
The Director-General of the Budget Office of the Federation as he is official known, was first appointed as a Special Adviser on Planning to the President on February 15, 2016, but he was later re-deployed and appointed as DG of the budget office on June 10, 2016.
His four-year appointment was meant to expire on June 10, 2020, but it has been extended by another four years with the recent directive from the President.
“President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the renewal of the tenure of Mr Benjamin Akabueze as Director-General of the Budget Office of the Federation. The Budget Office is currently undergoing several reforms under the leadership of Akabueze, towards improving effectiveness and efficiency,” the presidency said in a tweet.