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ben azubuezeBen Akabueze, Director-General, Budget Office of the Federation, Nigeria Ben has over 23 years experience in Accounting, Consulting and Banking, and about 12 years in public financial management in a professional career which started at PriceWaterhouse (Chartered Accountants), and spanned Citibank Nigeria, United Bank for Africa and NAL Bank Plc, where he rose to the position of Managing Director/Chief Executive (2000-2005). He served as Lagos State Commissioner for Economic Planning & Budget from January 2007 till May 2015, having first been appointed by Governor Tinubu and then re-appointed for two terms by Governor Fashola.


After a brief stint at running his own firm, BIA Consulting Ltd, a Financial and Strategic Management Consulting practice, with a strong focus on public financial management, he was appointed Special Adviser (Planning) to the President of Nigeria effective February 15, 2016, and on June 9, 2016 President Buhari appointed him the Director-General Budget Office of the Federation.


Ben Akabueze is very passionate about societal transformation and actively participates in programmes designed to bring the desired change in his country. In this respect, he serves on the Boards of the Apostles in the Marketplace, Society for National Transformation, etc. He also pastors the Redeemed Christian Church of God – The King’s Court Parish, with a congregation consisting mainly of professionals and business people. Ben is the recipient of several academic, professional and community service awards. He loves to play squash and to swim. Ben is married to Ngozi and blessed with children