In the Lagos All Progressive Congress party, one man all eyes are on is Abdul Ahmed Olorunfemi Mustapha. From political obscurity, his name is gradually creeping into the State’s political landscape. While many are still in denial, necessary political machinery are being oiled and a shocker awaits those who are basking on an assumed endorsement without backbones.
The Muslim community in the state are said to be comfortable with the new development and this perhaps too aligns with the call by the vocal MURIC to have a Muslim as the next governor of Lagos.
Curiously, the Lagos APC has suddenly shifted position on concensus as being peddled by the incumbent, that even if a candidate is endorsed by the GAC, it does not mean others wouldn’t be given opportunity to contest.
A development that’s in dissonance with earlier position of Governor Sanwoolu supporters claiming him to the concensus candidate.
Just like it was a shocker to many, another group supporting Senator Tokunboh Abiru are said to have intensified lobbying just as they invented a tale of one Agoro as another candidate to emerge.
Mustapha is member, National Black Association of America (MBA), and Project Management Institute of America, Newark, New Jersey Chapter, and he is an expert in Information Technology/Financial Systems. Abdul-Ahmed Olorunfemi Mustapha on completion of his Primary and Secondary School education in Lagos State, Nigeria, He attended the New Jersey University, Jersey City, New Jersey for a Course that led to an Award of Bachelor Degree in Business Administration in May 1996. For his Post graduate studies, he was at the Farleigh Dickinson University, Madison New Jersey where he came out successful with a Master Degree in Business Administration (MBA) with a Speciality in Finance in May 1998. Also to his credit are : Oracle EBS certification from Oracle University, USA; Database Administration and Designs from Rutgers University Extension Services, and Project Management Certification from City of New York Training Department. Mr Abdul-Ahmed Olorunfemi Mustapha was born to the family of Mustapha-Olagunju and Seriki Amdalat Martins both Lagos State indigenes on 8th November 1964. He started his career in 1992 at the Worldwide Media Service, Jersey City, New Jersey as Assistant Vice President, Finance after which he assisted various clients such as General Electric, Merril Lynch, DeanWitter Project Lead, and NEXTEL Meadowlands, New Jersey between March 1997 and June 1998. Thereafter, he worked as Senior Manager at KPMG Consulting World Class Division Kennedy Blvd, Morristown, New Jersey, June 1998 to October 1999. He was Financial Application Manager at Horizon Blue Cross and Blue Shield Newark, New Jersey; Project Manager, Global Project Testing , Home Depot Atlanta, Georgia, Before he moved to Ernst and Young, Meadowland, New Jersey in 2003 as Global Project Land QA and Support. He was also involved in Project Oracle/Peoplesoft and Oracle Financial Application Rollout at Fedex Memphis Spherion International Ft. Lauderdale Florida as Project Land, Production Support and Testing. Further in the course of his career, he worked as: Senior Project Manager, Bearing Point Consulting Project; Project Lead, ETS Global Testing Service; Global Project Manager, Security, QA and Training, Astra-Zeneca-Wilminton, Delaware, and was member of the Project Management Committee on all Project affecting FISA across the City of New York. In January 2006, he served as Assistant Executive Director, HRMS and Financial Systems, City of New York Financial Information Services Agency, New York. He returned to Nigeria to serve as a Director Oracle Application in Ministry of Finance, and later appointed as Director General, Lagos State Financial Systems Management Bureau (FSMB) in 2012. In August 2015, Mr Abdul-Ahmed Olorunfemi Mustapha, a 2009 recipient of Best Collaborative Application Award, Mayor of New York, and an honorary of Dean’s Franklin University, Columbus, Ohio, was appointed as Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Science & Technology. He was redeployed in same capacity to the Ministry of Wealth Creation & Employment in May 2016 and thereafter to the Office of Overseas Affairs and Investment (Lagos Global) in February 2017. Later redeployed to Governor’s Office Parastatals Monitoring Office in November 2017 and Office of Civic Engagement in June 2019. He retired as the Permanent Secretary in Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources 2021. He is a Member of Eko Club, Ansar-ud-deen Society of Nigeria and Patron of The Muslim Congress (TMC) Lagos State.