President Bola Tinubu has approved the appointment of Abdullahi Mustapha to serve as the director-general and chief executive officer of the Energy Commission of Nigeria, ECN.

Mr 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.

He 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 prestigious University of Manchester.

Mr Tinubu expects the new ECN CEO 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.


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