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President Buhari Appoints New AfDB Executive Director

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President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Oyebode Oyetunde 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.

Prior to his latest appointment, the new Executive Director 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.

Also, 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).

Congratulating Oyetunde on his new appointment, the Minister of Finance, Budget, and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed, said: “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.”

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