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President Buhari Appoints New AfDB Executive Director

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).

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.”

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