Biography And Profile Of Boss Mustapha, Nigeria’s New SGF

Finally, president Buhari as sacked the former Secretary General of the Federation, Babachir Lawal. He has in his stead, appointed a new SGF known as Boss Mustapha. Since his apointemnt, many Nigerians are clamouring to know the Biography And Profile Of Boss Mustapha, Nigeria’s New SGF. That is what we have brought for you here. So ask no more.

Who is Boss Mustapha? Does he have what it takes to be Nigeria’s SGF? Can he deliver? What are his qualifications and academic heights? Is he a relatively unknown? Find out these and many more as you read this Biography And Profile Of Boss Mustapha, Nigeria’s New SGF. Read on.

Biography And Profile Of Boss Mustapha, Nigeria’s New SGF

  • Full Name: Boss Gida Mustapha
  • Career: A Legal professional.


Mr. Mustapha attended Hong Secondary School, in Hong Adamawa State and North East College of Arts and Sciences, Maiduguri, Borno State, before sitting for the 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. Furthermore, he did his mandatory service year at the Directorate of Legal Services, Army Headquarters where he was in charge of review of Court Marshall Proceedings.

Work & Career

After service, he joined Sotesa Nigeria Limited, an Italian consultancy firm, as an Executive Director in charge of Administration, and in 1983, he left to join a law firm, Messrs Onagoruwa & Co in Lagos.

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With his law practice fully taken off, he was appointed Principal Counsel in the firm, Messrs Mustapha & Associates. One of Mr. Mustapha’s career highlights was his appointment as a member of Interim Management Committee IMC of the defunct Petroleum (Special) Trust Fund (PTF), where he served from 2000 to 2007.

Mr. Mustapha also played leadership roles at the Nigeria Bar Association, NBA serving as Social Secretary and Chairman at the Yola branch. After his stint at the PTF in 2007, Mr. Mustapha was appointed Principal Partner of the law firm, Adroit Lex.

Political Career

Boss Mustapha has been a member Federal Republic of Nigeria Constituent Assembly (1988-1989); Chairman, People’s Solidarity Party – Gongola State (1989-1990) and state chairman, Social Democratic Party-Gongola State (1990-1991).

Also, he was a gubernatorial candidate for SDP in Adamawa state in 1991. He was the Deputy National Chairman of the defunct Action Congress of Nigeria, ACN, from 2010 to 2013. In 2007, he served 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) as well as a member, APC Board of Trustees.

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Professional Membership Associations

Boss Mustapha is also a member of various professional bodies including

  1. African Bar Association, ABA;
  2. Commonwealth Lawyers Association;
  3. International Bar Association, IBA;
  4. Human Rights Institute (HRI) etc.

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