Principal Officers

The Energy Commission of Nigeria has eighteen (18) Departments, each under a Director. Similarly, there are six (6) Energy Research Centres under the Commission with specific Technical/Research roles.

Professor (Engr.) Eli Jidere Bala
PhD(Applied Energy),FNSE, FAEng, FNIMechE, FSESN, FNAEE

Director General/Chief Executive Officer

Dr Abubakar Malah Umar
PhD (Physics), PGD (Radiation Protection)FSESN, FIDFPM, MNIP

Director, Nuclear Energy

Engr. Joseph Sunday Olayande
B.Sc., M.Sc. (Petr. Engrg); MNSE, MSPE, MIAEE/NAEE.

Director, Energy Planning And Analysis

Engr. Okon N. Ekpenyong
B. Eng(Electrical), M.Eng(Energy Studies), R.Eng(COREN), IN-SHP(Certificate), FICAN, FIMC, FIOGR, MWEC, MSESN, MIN-SHP, MIAEng, MWSSET

Director, Linkages, Research & Consultancy

Barr. Funmi Teniola Abiodun
LL.B, B.L.

Director, Legal and Energy Law


Mr. Nathaniel Ali Omale
B.Ed Chemistry, ADPM,MPA

Director, General Services & Overseeing Director, Human Resource Management

Mr. Abdulkareem Ozi Aliyu
M.Sc. (Environmental Resources Management), B.Sc. (Statistics)

Director, Energy Training & Manpower Development

Abdulazeez Yakubu Elamah, Esq.
BA (Comb. Hons.), PGDip (Public Relations), MPA, Bachelor of Laws (LL. B), BL.

Director, Media & Public Affairs

Mr. Cletus D. Nnah
BSc. (Accounting), MBA (Financial Management), ACSA (USA), FCCA, ACIT, MCIM

Director, Finance & Accounts


Mr. Abioye Waheed Olaiya
BSc. Hons. (Accounting), MBA, MIPSA, ACSA(USA), AANAN, ACIT

Director, Budget, Monitoring and Evaluation

Engr Mohammed Adam Mundu
BSc. Petroleum Engrg, M.Eng Energy Engrg, R.COREN, FIDFPM, MNSE, MNIP

Director, Energy Information Systems

Badaru Lawan
B.A.(Mass Communication), PGD Management, MBA, MNIPR, MNIM

Director, Public Procurement

Hajara Onaolapo Babatunde-Gegele
BSc.( International Relations),PGD (Business Admin), MNIM

Director, Reforms Coordination and Service Improvement


Engr. Felix O. Olu
B.Eng (Hons) (Electrical),MSc (Electronics-ICT), MNSE, MNCS, FNIEEE

Director, Internet Digitalization & Communication Technology

B. F. Ibrahim Sulu
MSc.(Mech. Eng.)

Director, Energy Management

Dadeino H. Bamaiyi
BSc Accounting, MBA (Finance),MANAN, MASA(USA), AMNIM

Director, Internal Audit

Dr. Asogwa Jude Chukwugozie
PhD(Electrical) MNSE, R.Engr.COREN

Ag. Director, Renewable Energy


Dennis Iyeke Igbinomwanhia, PhD
PhD(Design & Manuf. Engrg) FNIPES, MNSE, R.Engr. COREN

Director National Centre for Energy and Environment (NCEE) University of Benin, Benin City.

Prof. Adebayo Wahab Salami
PhD (Civil Engineering), MNSE, R.Engr. COREN

Director, National Centre for Hydropower Research and Development (NCHRD) University of Ilorin, Ilorin

Dr. O.O.E Ajibola

Ag. Director, National Centre for Energy Efficiency and Conservation, (NCEEC) University of Lagos, Lagos

Prof. Muazu Musa
Ph.D (Nottingham,UK), M.Engr. (BUK), B.Engr & HND-BKPoly; COREN, FSESN, MNSE, MNIP,MWSSET & United Nations University, Fellow in Renewable Energy (IIT,NewDelhi-India)

Ag. Director, Sokoto Energy Research Centre (SERC) Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto


Dr. Bappah Adamu Umar
PhD (Structural Geology), MSc (Applied Environmental Geology), BTech (Applied Geology), MNMGS, MNES

Ag. Director, National Centre for Petroleum Research and Development, Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi

Engr. Dr. Izuchukwu Francis Okafor
PhD, M. Eng. (Mech. Engrg), B. Eng.(Mech. Engrg), SESN, MWEC-NNC, CMNSE, ASME, R.Engr. COREN

Ag. Director, National Centre for Energy Research and Development (NCERD) University of Nigeria, Nsukka