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Tinubu Replaces BPP DG, Mamman Ahmad With Ayodeji Gbeleyi 

President Bola Tinubu on Saturday directed the resignation of Mr Mamman Ahmadu from office as the Director-General/Chief Executive Officer of the Bureau of Public Procurement, BPP.

This was made public through a statement issued by the presidential spokesman, Ajuri Ngelale.

According to the statement, “This is part of a larger reorganization effort in the public procurement system to reposition the agency for greater efficiency and transparency.

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

The President thanked Ahmadu for his services and wished him success in his future endeavours.

Meanwhile, President Tinubu has approved the appointment of Mr. Ayodeji Ariyo Gbeleyi as the new DG of the BPE.

Mr. Gbeleyi is a renowned financial expert and award-winning chartered accountant. He is a fellow of both the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) and the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (CITN).

He is also an alumnus of executive programmes of the prestigious London Business School, Harvard Kennedy School of Government, and Lagos Business School.

A statement by the presidential spokesman, Chief Ajuri Ngelale, stated that the new BPP boss has over 30 years of post-qualification experience in diverse sectors, including manufacturing, fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG), investment & commercial banking, project finance, telecommunications, infrastructure, and public administration.

He was the board Chairman of the Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria (FMBN) and Commissioner of Finance in Lagos State from 2013 to 2015.

The statement further said that, “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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