President Bola Tinubu has officially named Dr. Abdullahi Mustapha as the Director-General and Chief Executive Officer of the Energy Commission of Nigeria (ECN). This appointment aligns with President Tinubu’s vision of diversifying the nation’s energy sources and driving industrialization across all regions of Nigeria. Dr. Mustapha brings a wealth of experience, having served in the Nigerian Upstream Petroleum Regulatory Commission (NUPRC) and specializing in Energy and Space Technology sectors. His academic achievements, including a Doctorate degree in Mechanical Engineering with a focus on Renewable Energy, further strengthen his qualifications for this role.
The Energy Commission of Nigeria (ECN) plays a crucial role in developing local capacity for monitoring and analyzing performance parameters in the energy sector. Its mandate encompasses promoting the diversification of energy resources and coordinating national policies in this regard. By fulfilling these objectives, the commission contributes to the sustainable economic, environmental, and social development of Nigeria. President Tinubu is confident that under Dr. Mustapha’s leadership, the ECN will make significant strides towards achieving energy security and emancipating citizens from energy poverty.
In other news, Everton Football Club mourns the loss of their chairman and majority shareholder, Bill Kenwright, who passed away at the age of 78. In an official statement released by the club, they express their deep sadness and acknowledge Kenwright’s significant contributions as a chairman, leader, friend, and inspiration. The club extends their heartfelt condolences to Kenwright’s partner, Jenny Seagrove, his daughter Lucy Kenwright, grandchildren, and all those who knew and loved him.
Bill Kenwright had a long and influential tenure at Everton, joining the board in 1989 and later becoming deputy chairman before acquiring a majority share in the club. He served as chairman for nearly two decades, leaving an indelible mark on the club’s history. Kenwright battled liver cancer and underwent emergency surgery earlier this year. Despite his health challenges, he remained committed to Everton and played a crucial role in guiding the club through a transitionary period.
The recent sale of Everton to 777 partners, pending regulatory approval, signifies a new chapter for the club. Bill Kenwright’s legacy will forever be cherished, and his impact on Everton’s future cannot be understated. The club remains united in honoring his memory and working towards continued success.