Bunu Sheriff Musa

Bunu Sheriff Musa is a Nigerian administrator and engineer who was a federal minister of Mines, Power and Steel during the administration of General Ibrahim Babangida.[1]

LifeEdit

Musa was born in Maiduguri and had his primary education at a local school in the city. He then attended Government College, Maiduguri for his secondary school studies graduating in 1967, thereafter, went to Federal School of Science to obtain his higher school certificate. Musa earned a degree in engineering from Ahmadu Bello University and a master's degree from Southampton University. Between 1970 and 1980, he worked as an engineer for the Inland Waterways division of the Federal Ministry of Transportation and then transferred services to Chad Basin Development Authority (CBDA). In 1981, he became the general manager of CBDA.[1]

After a military coup brought General Babangida to power, Musa was among members of the new executive cabinet when he was appointed Minister of Industries. He was moved shuffled between various ministries serving as minister of Mines and Power, Aviation and Water Resources. In 1990, he was redeployed to the Ministry of Labour to quell tensions arising when unions demanded higher minimum wage. Musa developed a working relationship with the labour leaders yielding to some wage increases in 1990.[2]

He has served as the Nigerian Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to France in 1998 and as the Chairman Governing Council of the Ahmadu Bello University from 2009-2012. He has been credited as someone who is always willing to obey call to service and especially promotion of skills in personal development.[3]

FellowshipEdit

Musa is a fellow of the Nigerian Academy of Engineering,[4] Nigerian Society of Engineers and Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN). He is also a chartered Engineer. He was also given an awards , the National Productivity Order of Merit (NPOM) in 2009 and the Order of the Federal Republic (OFR)[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b RapidxHTML; Amana, Destiny. "The Nigeria Academy of Engineering :: promoting excellence in technology and engineering training and practice to ensure the technological growth and economic development of Nigeria". www.nae.org.ng. Retrieved 2019-01-09.
  2. ^ 1927-, Nzimiro, Ikenna (1993). The Babangida men : the making of ministers. Oguta, Nigeria: Zim Pan African Publishers. ISBN 9782150916. OCLC 31264271.CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  3. ^ Olaniyi, Muideen (2020-01-14). "Buhari greets ex-power minister, Bunu Sheriff at 73". Daily Trust. Retrieved 2020-05-28.
  4. ^ Abah, Charles (June 24, 2016). "Aregbesola advises engineers as Maduka emerges NAE president". Retrieved 2019-01-09.
  5. ^ Laze; Amana, Destiny. "The Nigeria Academy of Engineering Fellows Profile :: promoting excellence in technology and engineering training and practice to ensure the technological growth and economic development of Nigeria". www.nae.org.ng. Retrieved 2020-05-28.