President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Mr. Boss Mustapha as the new Secretary to the Government of the Federation. This was after the President accepted the recommendation of the panel to terminate the appointment of the suspended Secretary to Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr. Babachir Lawal.
Mr. Mustapha is a lawyer with extensive experience in both private and public sectors in management positions.
Mustapha, who hails from Adamawa was a Deputy National Chairman of the defunct Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), one of the legacy parties that formed the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) from 2010 to 2013
He was also Chairman of the APC 7-man committee that undertook the screening of 27 aspirants seeking to clinch the party’s gubernatorial ticket in the Kogi State last election.
Before now, President Muhammadu Buhari had approved the appointment of Mr. Boss Gida Mustapha, as the Managing Director of the National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA)
Mustapha was called to bar in 1980. He is also a management consultant and politician who earned his Bachelor of Law (LL.B) from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria in 1979.
He had been as a member of Interim Management Committee (IMC) of the defunct Petroleum (Special) Trust Fund (PTF), serving from 2000 to 2007.
The new SGF had been the Yola branch Chairman of the Nigeria Bar Association (NBA) as well as its Social Secretary at the national level.
In 2007, he served as the Deputy Director General of the ACN’s Presidential Campaign Organization.
He was a 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 a gubernatorial candidate for SDP in Adamawa state in 1991.
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.
He is a member of various professional bodies including African Bar Association (ABA), Commonwealth Lawyers Association, International Bar Association (IBA) and Human Rights Institute (HRI).
Mustapha enjoys golf, lawn tennis, traveling, documentary films, charity work and meeting people.