Pastor Ben Akabueze
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 25 years experience in Accounting, Consultng and Banking.He started his career in auditing and consulting at Price Waterhouse and then switched over to banking, starting with Nigerian International Bank and City Bank.He rose 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 worked with three other banks and ended up as the Managing Director/CEO of NAL Bank Plc from year 2000 to 2005. During the consolidation period, he joined Sterling Bank as Executive Director from the beginning of 2007 to August when he left for private consulting practice, and in January 2007, he was invited to join the Cabinet of the Lagos State Government.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 by Governor Fashola.He is the current Director General for Nigeria’s Budget Office and the Pastor-in-charge of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Lagos Province 39.