Mr Boss Mustapha, is the new man appointed by President Muhammadu Buhari as Secretary to the Government of the Federation.\r\n\r\nThe man who is fondly called \u201cBoss\u201d,\u00a0 replaced Babachir David Lawal, another Adamawa son who was formally relieved of his post today\u00a0 following an indictment for awarding a questionable grass cutting contract, for which he was a beneficiary,\u00a0 at an IDP camp.\r\n\r\nMr Mustapha attended Hong Secondary School, in Hong Adamawa state and North East College of Arts and Sciences Maiduguri Borno state, for his A-Level.\r\n\r\nHe then went to Ahmadu Bello University in 1976, where he\u00a0 earned his Bachelor of Law (LL.B)\u00a0 in 1979.\r\n\r\nHe was\u00a0 called to bar in 1980.\r\n\r\nFrom 1980 to 1981, Mr Mustapha did the compulsory National Youth Service Corps (NYSC)\u00a0 at the Directorate of Legal of legal Services at the Army Headquarters and participated in the review of Court Marshall Proceedings.\r\n\r\nAfter 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.\r\n\r\nHe later established his own practice as\u00a0 Principal Counsel in the firm Messrs Mustapha & Associates.\r\n\r\nIn 2000, the Obasanjo administration appointed him a member of Interim Management Committee (IMC) of the defunct Petroleum (Special) Trust Fund (PTF). He served\u00a0 till 2007.\r\n\r\nHe returned to legal practice in 2007 as\u00a0 Principal Partner of the law firm, Adroit Lex.\r\n\r\nAs a politician, he was a member Federal Republic of Nigeria Constituent Assembly (1988-1989), Chairman People\u2019s Solidarity Party-Gongola State (1989-1990), state chairman, Social Democratic Party-Gongola State (1990-1991); he was even a gubernatorial candidate for SDP in Adamawa state in 1991.\r\n\r\nHe was also the Deputy National Chairman of the defunct Action Congress of Nigeria from 2010 to 2013. In 2007, he again played a prominent role, serving as the Deputy Director General of the party\u2019s Presidential campaign Organization. His services remained in high demand after the fusing of ACN\u00a0 \u00a0with other parties to form the All Progressives Congress (APC).\r\n\r\nHe was\u00a0 Secretary APC Presidential Campaign Organization Mobilization (2015) and member, APC Transition Committee (2015). He is also a member, APC Board of Trustees.\r\n\r\nUntil his new appointment, the man called Boss,\u00a0was the\u00a0 Managing Director\/CEO of the National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA).\r\n\r\nLike Babachir Lawal, Boss is a Christian and he is the National Vice President, Full Gospel Business Men\u2019s Fellowship International Nigeria.