President Bola Tinubu has officially designated Dr. Abdullahi Mustapha as the Director-General and Chief Executive Officer of the Energy Commission of Nigeria (ECN). This appointment comes as part of President Tinubu’s commitment to advancing the diversification of the nation’s energy sources and fostering industrialization across all regions of the country, with the ultimate goal of liberating every citizen from the constraints of energy poverty.
In a statement released by Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Ajuri Ngelale, it was emphasized that President Tinubu has great expectations for Dr. Mustapha’s contribution to his administration’s comprehensive efforts in achieving a synergized approach to diversifying the energy sector.
Dr. Abdullahi Mustapha brings with him an extensive background in the Energy and Space Technology sectors, having served for over a decade in the Nigerian Upstream Petroleum Regulatory Commission (NUPRC). His expertise has been further enhanced by his recent attainment of a Doctorate degree in Mechanical Engineering, with a specific focus on Renewable Energy. Furthermore, he has completed a Post-Doctoral Fellowship as a Research Associate in the School of Engineering at the esteemed University of Manchester.
The Energy Commission of Nigeria (ECN), entrusted with the responsibility of developing local capacity to assess, measure, and analyze pertinent indicators for monitoring the performance of Nigeria’s energy sector, plays a crucial role in promoting the diversification of energy resources and ensuring the coordination of national policies. By effectively executing its mandate, the commission’s endeavors can significantly contribute to Nigeria’s sustainable economic, environmental, and social development.