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Boss Mustapha: Profile of newly-appointed Nigeria’s SGF

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Boss Mustapha: Profile of newly-appointed Nigeria’s SGF
President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday appointed Boss Mustapha as the Secretary General of the Federation.
The position was occupied by Babachir Lawal, who was probed for some financial improprieties and was dismissed by Buhari after studying the reports submitted by the Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo-led investigation team.
DAILY POST takes a quick look at the profile of the newly-appointed SGF.
Boss Mustapha is a native of Adamawa State.
He attended Hong Secondary School, in Hong Adamawa state and North East College of Arts and Sciences Maiduguri Borno state where he made his WASC and HSC in 1976.
Mustapha got his Bachelor of Law (LL.B) from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria in 1979 and was called to bar in 1980.
He also did the compulsory National Youth Service Corps, NYSC – Directorate of Legal of legal Services at the Army Headquarters from 1980 to 1981 and was in charge of review of Court Marshall Proceedings.
After his NYSC, he joined Sotesa Nigeria Limited, an Italian consultancy firm, as an Executive Director in charge of Administration, leaving in 1983 to join the prestigious law firm Messrs Onagoruwa & Co in Lagos.
Later, he was appointment the MD Principal Counsel in the firm Messrs Mustapha & Associates, his legal interests and expertise included privatization commercialization and Liberalization of Public Companies/Corporate and Government Parastatals.
He was also involved in preparation of varied and miscellaneous banking documents such as Debentures, Guarantees, Mortgages, Bonds and Loan Syndications.
Mustapha also served as a member of Interim Management Committee, IMC, of the defunct Petroleum (Special) Trust Fund (PTF), serving meritoriously from 2000 to 2007.
He was appointed Principal Partner of the law firm, Adroit Lex.
His law practice and the burning desire to serve the larger society made him to venture into politics at various times.
He was member Federal Republic of Nigeria Constituent Assembly (1988-1989), Chairman People’s Solidarity Party-Gongola State (1989-1990), state chairman, Social Democratic Party-Gongola State (1990-1991); he was even a gubernatorial candidate for SDP in Adamawa state in 1991.
Mustapha was the Deputy National Chairman of the defunct Action Congress of Nigeria from 2010 to 2013. In 2007, he again played a prominent role, serving as the Deputy Director General of the party’s Presidential campaign Organization.
He was a member of NCC and Secretary APC Presidential Campaign Organization Mobilization (2015) and member, APC Transition Committee (2015). He is also a member, APC Board of Trustees.
In addition to the NBA, the MD is a member of various professional bodies including African Bar Association (ABA), Commonwealth Lawyers Association, International Bar Association (IBA) and Human Rights Institute (HRI). But Mr. Mustapha’s accomplishments go beyond politics and the Bar.
Mustapha is also married with children.

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