Buhari sacks DG Budget Office, announces replacement

President Buhari has sacked the Director General of the Budget Office of the Federation, Bright Okogu (pictured above) and announced Yahaya Gusau as his replacement.

A statement from the director of press and public relations at the Federal Ministry of Finance, Marcshall Gundu, Mr Gusau's appointment takes effect from August 18th with a term of four years renewable for another 4 years. The reason for Mr Okogu being fired was not stated in the statement.

Until his appointment, Mr Gusau who hails from Zamfara state was the director, fiscal policy, budget monitoring and evaluation and acting director- general, Budget Office of the Federation at the exit of the former Director-General, Dr Bright Okogu.