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President Tinubu orders Mamman Ahmadu to resign as Procurement Bureau DG, appoints Gbeleyi as new DG
By: News Editor
Sun, 16 Jun 2024   ||   Nigeria,

Nigeria President Bola Tinubu has directed Mamman Ahmadu (left) to resign from office as the Director-General/Chief Executive Officer of the Bureau of Public Procurement (BPP).

In a statement released on Saturday, June 15, the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Ajuri Ngelale, said the move was part of a larger reorganization effort in the public procurement system to reposition the agency for greater efficiency and transparency.

The Presidential spokesman said the Director-General is to hand over to the most senior officer in the Bureau, pending the appointment of a new Director-General.

Ajuri added that the President thanked Ahmadu for his services and wished him success in his future endeavours.

It is unclear why the president gave the directive.

In another statement, Ngelale announced the appointment of Ayodeji Ariyo Gbeleyi (right) as the Director-General of the Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE). The statement noted that Gbeleyi is a renowned financial expert and award-winning chartered accountant.

It said he is a fellow of both the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria and the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria.

According to Ngelale, Gbeleyi is also an alumnus of executive programmes of the prestigious London Business School, Harvard Kennedy School of Government, and Lagos Business School.

He said Gbeleyi has over 30 years of post-qualification experience in diverse sectors, including manufacturing, fast-moving consumer goods, investment and commercial banking, project finance, telecommunications, infrastructure, and public administration.

The statement added

“He was the Board Chairman of the Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria and Commissioner of Finance in Lagos State from 2013 to 2015.




The President expects the new Director-General to bring his vast experience and competence to bear in this role to strengthen the agency as the national resource centre for capacity building and sustenance of reforms through the promotion of a competitive private sector-driven economy, ensuring social accountability and efficient deployment of public resources, as well as advancing effective corporate governance and fiduciary discipline in the public and private sectors.”


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