President Bola Tinubu has appointed Dr. Abdullahi Mustapha as the new Director-General and Chief Executive Officer of the Energy Commission of Nigeria (ECN).
Announcing the appointment on Monday, Tinubu’s media adviser, Ajuri Ngelale, said Mustapha is expected to key into the Tinubu administration’s goal to diversify the country’s energy sources and achieve industrialization.
He is an executive member of the All Progressives Congress (APC), United Kingdom chapter (APC UK).
Mustapha, according to Ngelale, has over a decade of experience in the energy and space technology sectors, having served in the Nigerian Upstream Petroleum Regulatory Commission (NUPRC).
The appointee, according to his curriculum vitae, is a Chartered Engineer and a Member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (MIMechE) with abilities in the areas of pipeline health monitoring, oil and gas engineering, strategic planning, research and change management.
He also has experience in space technology, having worked in the National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA) for over 6 years.
Mustapha recently obtained his Doctorate degree in Mechanical Engineering with a focus on Renewable Energy, followed by a Postdoctoral Fellowship as a Research Associate in the School of Engineering at the University of Manchester.
The President tasked the new ECN CEO with ensuring that all Nigerians have access to affordable and reliable energy.