The Director General of the Budget Office of the Federation, Bright Okogu, was on Thursday, August 20, 2015 fired by President Muhammadu Buhari.
Buhari also appointed Yahaya Gusau as the new DG of the Budget Office, from Zamfara State to replace Okogu with a backdated effect from Tuesday, August 18, 2015.
This development was contained in a statement from the Director of Press and Public Relations at the Federal Ministry of Finance, Marcshall Gundu.
According to the statement, Gusau’s appointment entails a four-year tenure which is subject to renewal for another 4 years.
Until the appointment, Gusau was the director, fiscal policy, budget monitoring and evaluation in the Budget Office of the Federation.
As at press time, the reason behind the sudden relief of duties remains unknown.