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Abubakar Sani Sambo

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Succeeded by  Aminu S. Mikailu
Name  Abubakar Sambo
Political party  Nonpartisanism

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Born  31 July 1955 (age 60) Kaduna State, Nigeria (1955-07-31)

Professor Abubakar Sani Sambo Officer of the Order of the Niger, OON (Born 31 July 1955) is a Nigerian Mechanical engineer, former Director-General of the Energy Commission of Nigeria (ECN), Vice Chairman of World Energy Council (WEC), Africa Region and former Vice-Chancellor of Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Nigeria.

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Life and career

He was born on 31 July 1955 in Zaria, Kaduna State, Nigeria. He obtained a Bachelor of science (B.sc) degree in Mechanical engineering from the prestigious Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria in 1979 with a first class honour. In 1983, he obtained a Doctorate degree, Ph.D in Mechanical engineering from the University of Sussex, United Kingdom. After he received his Ph.D, he returned to Nigeria to join the services of Bayero University, Kano where he rose to the position of a Senior Lecturer in 1989 and was appointed a Professor in Energy Studied at the same University. He was appointed as the Vice-Chancellor of Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University in 1995 and served in this capacity for two terms (1995-2004). He is the incumbent Director-General and Chief Executive of the Energy Commission of Nigeria (ECN) and Vice Chairman of the World Energy Council (WEC), Africa Region since November 2007.

Awards

  • Officer of the Order of the Niger, OON
  • Fellowships and membership

  • Fellow of the Nigerian Academy of Engineering
  • Fellow of the Nigerian Society of Engineers
  • Member of the Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN)
  • International Solar Energy Society (ISES) (1986)
  • International Energy Foundation (IEF)(1990)
  • Member of the World Renewable Energy Network (WREN) (1992).
  • Member of the Solar Energy Society of Nigeria
  • Member of the Nigerian Academy of Science
  • References

    Abubakar Sani Sambo Wikipedia


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