Nigeria’s President, Ahmed Bola Tinubu has appointed Dr. Abdullahi Mustapha as the new Director-General and Chief Executive Officer of the Energy Commission of Nigeria (ECN).
This was contained in a statement by Chief Ajuri Ngelale, the Special Adviser on Media to the President on Monday.
Dr Mustapha, according to President Tinubu, is expected to “make a positive impact on his administration’s intensive push to diversify the nation’s energy sources in a synergized fashion across the government toward the ultimate aim of industrializing every part of the country with every citizen emancipated from the shackles of energy poverty,”
Dr Mustapha recently obtained a Doctorate degree in Mechanical Engineering with a focus on Renewable Energy, followed by a Post-Doctoral Fellowship as a Research Associate in the School of Engineering at the prestigious University of Manchester, England.
Prior to his appointment, he served for over a decade in the Nigerian Upstream Petroleum Regulatory Commission with significant experience in the Energy and Space Technology sectors.
Dr Mustapha comes with a lot of expectations as the Nigerian Energy Crisis deepens almost daily with a lot of angst over the most appropriate alternatives to ensure Nigeria’s energy security. He assumes management of an organization that has been without a substantive chief executive since May 2023.