Ambassador ”Musa” AbdulQadir A Musafari

Director/ Government Affairs- Africa

biography

Ambassador ”Musa” AbdulQadir A Musafari (mni.) is Director for Government Affairs- Africa. Ambassador Musa joined the Nigerian Foreign Service on August 18, 1980 in which his illustrious career as a civil servant spanned 30 years serving in various diplomatic capacities, at numerous Nigerian Missions abroad. His diplomatic postings abroad covered Republic of Indonesia (82/85); USA/UK (89/92); USA/Germany (98/02) and Senegal/Tunisia (2006/2010). He was at Directorate level, alternate leader of the Technical team to Nigeria’s Bi-National Commissions with, Algeria, Cameroon, Libya and South Africa and the Nigeria-Niger Joint Commission for Cooperation. He was appointed by unprecedented executive approval of President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, GCFR, to the rank of Ambassador (insitu), while a Federal Permanent Secretary, first at the Civil Service Commission (2011) and later Ambassador Extra-ordinary with choice to represent Nigeria in Malaysia, while at the Ministry of Petroleum Resources (2012) where he chose to remain. Distinguishably serving as Nigeria’s Governor to OPEC in 2013, his further career highlights include: Deputy Head of Mission, Nigerian Embassy, Senegal (2006-2008), Head of Mission, Nigeria Embassy, Tunisia (2008-2010), Ambassador and Permanent Secretary Federal Civil Service Commission (2010-2012), Permanent Secretary Ministry of Petroleum Resources (2012-2013), Permanent Secretary Police Service Commission (2013-2014), and Permanent Secretary Federal Ministry of Industry Trade and Investment (2014-2015). Retired 15th of August 2015.

Ambassador Musa provides Alpha Group strategic political/policy support and insight, inter-governmental relations, and regulatory guidance and oversight of the Group’s projects and affairs in the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), sub-region.

Ambassador AbdulQadir A Musafari, mni. Holds a B,Sc Political Science, from Ahmadu Bello University Zaria, Nigeria, an MA in International Relations from the University of Kent, Canterbury. He fluently speaks ( Hausa, English, and Bahasa (Indonesian) languages.

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