President Bola Tinubu has approved the appointment of Dr. Abdullahi Mustapha to serve as the Director-General and Chief Executive Officer of the Energy Commission of Nigeria (ECN).
Ajuri Ngelale, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity made this known in a statement released on Monday.
According to him, President Tinubu expects the new ECN Chief Executive 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.
EnergyDay gathered that Dr. Abdullahi Mustapha has served for over a decade in the Nigerian Upstream Petroleum Regulatory Commission (NUPRC) with significant experience in the Energy and Space Technology sectors.
Dr. Mustapha most recently obtained his 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.
EnergyDay’s check showed that the Energy Commission of Nigeria (ECN) is charged with the mandate of developing local capacity to identify, measure, and analyze relevant parameters for performance monitoring of Nigeria’s energy sector, promoting the diversification of energy resources, and coordinating national policies in all its ramifications.
The ECN’s efforts can contribute to the sustainable economic, environmental, and social development of Nigeria, it was established to promote the diversification of energy resources in Nigeria.