BOSS MUSTAPHA GIDAHYELDA (Secretary to the Government)


Mr. Boss Gidahyelda Mustapha, Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Nigeria (SGFN) and the Chairman of Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 Response in Nigeria has demonstrated remarkable leadership qualities all through the period of the pandemic outbreak in the country. Based on feedbacks and opinions of global commentators, Boss has shown strength, patience, courage, resilience and unique ability to galvanize all the coordinating agencies that are involved with the COVID-19 Response in the country.

A distinguished legal practitioner with special interests in privatization, commercialization, negotiation and liberalization of Public Companies, Corporations and Government Parastatals, Mr. Mustapha has held strategic leadership positions in the private and public sectors, including: Executive Member (Interim Management Committee (IMC) of the defunct Petroleum (Special) Trust Fund (PTF)), Principal Partner (of the law firm, Adroit Lex& Co.), Executive Director (Sotesa Nigeria Limited, an Italian consultancy firm) and as the Principal Counsel (Law firm of Messrs Mustapha & Associates).

Boss was the Deputy National Chairman of the defunct Action Congress of Nigeria ACN which joined forces with other parties to form the All Progressives Congress (APC). He was Director, Contact and Mobilization of APC Presidential Campaign Committee and member of the Presidential Campaign Council in 2015, and member, APC Transition Committee (2015). He is also a member, Board of Trustees for APC.

A rare gem in the Nigerian political landscape, Boss Gidahyelda Mustapha has provided stability and focus for the Nigerian government in the last three years, and he has been rightly described as the silent achiever!


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