BREAKING: President Buhari Appoints New AfDB Executive Director ▷ Nigeria news

BREAKING: President Buhari Appoints New AfDB Executive Director ▷ Nigeria news

– Nigeria now has an executive director for the African Development Bank (AfDB) in Ivory Coast

– The new appointee is Oyebode Oyetunde, a chartered accountant who has served as a senior special assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari

– Oyetunde was also instrumental in the finalisation of the federal budgets and the finance bills

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Oyebode Oyetunde has been appointed as the Executive Director for Nigeria at the African Development Bank (AfDB) in Abidjan, Cote D’Ivoire.

Oyetunde’s appointment was approved by President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday, March 16, The Nation reports.

Until his latest appointment, Oyetunde served as the senior special assistant to the president on finance and fiscal policy as well as legal matters in the office of the chief of staff to Buhari.

Apart from being a chartered accountant and a fiscal policy tax expert with over two decades of exposure in investment banking, Oyetunde, a fiscal/development expert and a Ph.D graduate of Queen Mary and Westfield College, University of London.

Added to these, the new AfDB executive director is a legal practitioner qualified in Nigeria, England, and Wales, being a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) and the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (CITN).

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Congratulating Oyetunde on his new appointment, the minister of finance, budget, and national planning, Zainab Ahmed, said of him:

“Dr Oyetunde is one of the functionaries who worked assiduously for the finalisation of the Federal Budgets and the Finance Bills among others.

“He has the competence, experience, and pedigree to fit into the office.”

Meanwhile, President Buhari on Thursday, February 18, approved the appointment of Orji Ogbonnaya Orji as the executive secretary of the Nigerian Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI).

According to Willie Basset, the director of information of the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (OSGF), Orji’s appointment will last for five years starting from Saturday, February 19.

In his message to Orji, the president charged him to use his new office to uphold transparency, diligence, and honesty in the country.

Onyirioha Nnamdi is a graduate of Literature and English Language at the University of Lagos. He is a Politics/Current Affairs Editor who writes on news and political topics for He brings into his reporting a wealth of experience in creative and analytical writing. Nnamdi has a major interest in local and global politics.

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