Boss Gida Mustapha

Following the dismissal of the Former Secretary to the Government of the Federation Babachir Lawal for abuse of office, the President has announced Boss Gida Mustapha as the new SGF. Here are a few facts about him.

  • Born in Adamawa and attended Hong Secondary School, in Hong Adamawa and North East College of Arts and Sciences Maiduguri Borno state, crowning it with WASC and HSC in 1976.
  • He earned his Bachelor of Law (LL.B) from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria in 1979 and was called to bar in 1980.
  • Mustapha did the compulsory National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) – Directorate of Legal of legal Services at the Army Headquarters and was in charge of review of Court Marshall Proceedings from 1980 to 1981.
  • After the NYSC, Boss joined Sotesa Nigeria Limited, an Italian consultancy firm, as an Executive Director in charge of Administration, leaving in 1983 to join the law firm Messrs Onagoruwa & Co in Lagos.
  • He established his own practice, and served as Principal Counsel in the firm Messrs Mustapha & Associates.
  • In 2000, the Obasanjo administration appointed him a member of Interim Management Committee (IMC) of the defunct Petroleum (Special) Trust Fund (PTF). He served till 2007.
  • 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 also the Deputy National Chairman of the defunct Action Congress of Nigeria from 2010 to 2013.
  • Served as Deputy Director General of the the ACN Presidential campaign Organization.
  • He was Secretary APC Presidential Campaign Organization Mobilization (2015) and member, APC Transition Committee (2015).todoto
  • He is also a member, APC Board of Trustees.
  • Until his new appointment, he was the Managing Director/CEO of the National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA).
  • Boss Gida Mustapha is a devout Christian and he is the National Vice President of the Full Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship International Nigeria.