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The Director General

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Mustapha Habib Ahmed

The Director General, National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) was born on 3rd November, 1970 at the historic town of Elleman in Kaugama Local Government Area of Jigawa State, Nigeria. An astute Businessman, Politician and Disaster Manager, Mustapha attended the prestigious Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria where he studied BSc. Business Administration. Thereafter, he has attended several trainings and capacity building programs both here in Nigeria and abroad before and during his sojourn into Private and Public service.


While in the private sector, Mustapha Habib Ahmed was engaged in the areas of Communication, Engineering, Purchasing and Supplies and Bulk handling, Oil sector and Real Estate. He rose to become Director of Finance and Administration at the Sealag Alliance Nigeria Ltd and subsequently the Managing Director of Intermix Services Limited and Rapid Engineering Company Limited both in Lagos, Nigeria.
Having ventured into progressive politics while driven by his passion to serve the people, Mustapha Habib Ahmed has held several positions including: Deputy National Chairman of the Progressive Peoples Alliance (PPA), National Chairman of the Progressive Peoples Alliance (PPA), Advisory Council Member to Muhammadu Buhari 2014 Campaign, Election Planning and Monitoring Member 2015 and 2019 Elections, Member Board of Trustees (BOT) of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Member Directorate of Logistics, APC Presidential Campaign Council, and National Chairman of the National Committee of Buhari Support Group (NCBSG) which is coordinating over 500 other groups, amongst many others.
In the area of Public Service, Mustapha Habib Ahmed has served as the Board Member, FCT Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board, Board Member, Citizenship and Leadership Training Centre under the Federal Ministry of Youth, Vice Chairman Jigawa State Federal Government Special Public Works (SPW) among several others positions. His Excellency, President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR appointed Mustapha Habib Ahmed as the Director General of National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) effective from 31st May, 2021. There is no doubt that his wide range experience in both Private and Public sectors, compassionate disposition to the people, hard work, enthusiasm for human development and exclusive care for details makes him a great choice by Mr. President to superintend the affairs of NEMA. During his spare time, he gets involved in voracious quest for knowledge through extensive reading. He is Passionate about Information Technology, traveling to explore new frontiers and sporting activities especially Swimming and Table Tennis.