Principal Officer Details

Mr. Ben Akabueze
Hon. Commissioner
Economic Planning & Budget


Profile of Mr. Ben Akabueze 

BEN AKABUEZE, Commissioner for Economic Planning & Budget, Lagos State, Nigeria.

A distinguished banker, accountant, economist and administrator, he holds a first class  B.Sc degree in Accounting from the University of Lagos and an Advanced Management Programme Certificate from the Lagos Business School. A Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (FCA) and a Fellow of the Institute of Credit Administrators (FICA), he has over 23 years experience in Accounting, Consulting and Banking, rising to the apex of the profession as Managing Director/Chief Executive of NAL Bank Plc (2000-2005), and Executive Director - Sterling Bank Plc from January to August 2006.  He has served as Lagos State Commissioner for Economic Planning & Budget since January 2007, having first been appointed by Governor Tinubu and then re-appointed for two terms now by Governor Fashola.

Ben Akabueze is very passionate about Societal Transformation and actively participates in programmes designed to bring the desired change in his country. In this respect, he serves on the Boards of the Apostles in the Marketplace, Society for National Transformation, etc.  He also pastors the Redeemed Christian Church of God – The King’s Court Parish, with a congregation consisting mainly of young professionals and business people.  Ben is the recipient of several academic, professional and community service awards. He is a member of Metropolitan Club and Ikoyi Club among others and loves to play squash and to swim.

Ben is married to Ngozi Akabueze and blessed with children.