Mustapha is currently engaged as a Senior Program Officer working on the Advancing Local Dairy Development project. His work involves stakeholder management at the State level. He is responsible for the efficient implementation of the feed and fodder, Animal Health Intervention, and the Nutrition-Home Garden components of the Advancing Local Dairy Development in Nigeria.
Before joining the team, Mustapha had a career in teaching before transitioning to the agricultural sector. As a teacher, his passion for nurturing young minds and fostering a conducive environment and initiatives earned him recognition among students and colleagues. As an agriculturist, transitioning to the agricultural sector was smooth. He was at Thrive Agric Ltd as a Farmer Organization Supervisor, where he quickly distinguished himself through his dedication and leadership. Within a year, he was promoted to the rank of Lead, responsible for overseeing Kano and Jigawa operations. He also had a stint as an intern at Sasakawa Africa Association.
He is a graduate of Bayero University, Kano. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture and has completed several professional certificates, including courses from Havard Business School, YALINETWORK, HIIT, and others.