Dr. Mustapha Abdullahi Resumes As DG/CEO, ECN
Dr. Mustapha Abdullahi assumed office as the 4th Director General of Energy Commission of Nigeria on Tuesday 24th October 2023.
In his maiden address, the energy expert who has over a decade of experience from the Nigeria Upstream Petroleum Regulatory Commission (NUPRC)
with a significant background in the Energy and Space Technology sectors enumerated his vision for the Commission to include, assisting in the actualization of the
Energy Transition Plan and that of the Research and Development funding; partnership initiatives in the energy sector; the coordination of the Renewable and
Alternative Energy Policy framework into Mainstream National Energy structure.
He considered the improvement of the Staff Welfare as very important and deemed it necessary to be at par with standards in the energy sector
and the review of extant energy policies, initiatives and frameworks to stimulate economic development.
The DG reiterated that "with the new legislation in place, there is room for a larger scope of operation and cooperation with the States for
deepened economic development built on a robust energy sector for the benefit of the people."
The immediate past Ag. Director General, Barr. A. Y. Elamah appreciated the President and Commander in Chief Bola Ahmed Tinubu for sending a
trusted hand to the Commission.
Brief Profile of Dr Mustapha Abdullahi
Dr. Abdullahi has over a decade of experience from the Nigerian Upstream Petroleum Regulatory Commission (NUPRC), with a significant background
in the Energy and Space Technology sectors. He is a Member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (MIMechE) with proven leadership and management abilities in
the areas of Energy, Hybrid Wind and Solar Energy harvesting systems, Oil Spills Management, Engineering Management, Structural Health Monitoring, Oil and Gas
engineering, Strategic Planning and Research.
Dr Abdullahi received his PhD degree in Mechanical Engineering with a focus on oil and gas structural health monitoring from the University of
Manchester. Following this achievement, he pursued a Post-Doctoral Fellowship as a Research Associate at the University of Manchester’s School of Engineering.
Dr Abdullahi was appointed by President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, according to a statement issued on Monday 23rd October 2023 in Abuja by the
presidential spokesman, Mr. Ajuri Ngelale.