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Radda lauds Yakubu’s appointment as director-general of budget office 

Governor Dikko Radda has applauded the appointment of Mr Tanimu Yakubu as the new director-general of the Budget Office of the Federation.

• June 14, 2024
Governor Dikko Radda and Mr Tanimu Yakubu
Governor Dikko Radda and Mr Tanimu Yakubu

Governor Dikko Radda has applauded the appointment of Mr Tanimu Yakubu as the new director-general of the Budget Office of the Federation.

He said the appointment was a testament to Mr Yakubu’s vast experience in fiscal responsibility and economic development.

In a statement released on Friday in Katsina by his chief press secretary, Ibrahim Kaula-Mohammed, the governor expressed confidence that the appointee would take the office to greater heights.

“Prior to this national assignment, Yakubu served as Chairman of the Katsina State Development Management Board (KSDMB), a new agency established by Radda to spearhead rapid state development. As its pioneer chairman, Yakubu demonstrated exceptional leadership skills and commitment to sustainable state development.

“I have utmost confidence in Yakubu’s ability to bring his extensive experience to bear in this new national role, and I wish him resounding success. On behalf of the government and people of Katsina, I extend profound gratitude to President Bola Tinubu for his discerning decision in appointing an experienced and capable citizen to this crucial position,” the governor said.

He said that the people of Katsina would offer fervent prayers and support for his success.

Presidential spokesman Ajuri Ngelale had on Thursday, in a statement, announced President Bola Tinubu’s approval of Yakubu’s appointment as the director-general of the budget office following the expiration of the tenure of Ben Akabueze.

“Yakubu is an accomplished economist and was chief economic adviser to a former president from 2007 to 2010; managing director/chief executive officer of the Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria from 2003 to 2007, and commissioner of finance, budget, and economic planning in Katsina state from 1999 to 2003.

“The new director-general of the Budget Office of the Federation 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,” the statement.

(NAN)

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