President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has appointed Ayodeji Ariyo Gbeleyi as the Director-General of the Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE).


This follows an initial directive by the President to Mamman Ahmadu to resign as Director-General/Chief Executive Officer of the Bureau of Public Procurement (BPP).


The Statement by Ajuri Ngelale had noted that this is  part of a larger reorganization effort in the public procurement system to reposition the agency for greater efficiency and transparency.


A separate statement noted that Gbeleyi is a renowned financial expert and award-winning chartered accountant is expected 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.”


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


He 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.

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