Engr. Yakubu joined the services of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation as Senior Civil/Structural Engineer in 1992 and was deployed to National Engineering& Technical Company (NETCO) Ltd, Lagos. Within the period 1992 to 2006, he had worked and held various positions as Senior Civil/Structural Engineer, Lead Engineer, Field Engineering Co-ordinator, and Project Manager.
His previous engineering design efforts involved a broad band of project activities in the Oil & Gas facilities which include Fixed Platforms and Floating Structures (FPFS) from Conceptual, Front End Engineering Design (FEED), Detailed Engineering Design (DED), through to Fabrication and Construction Supervision on a wide range of projects, notably the Escravos Gas Project, NLNG Expansion Projects, Erha FPSO Design Development Project, East Area Projects, Bonga SW/Aparo Field Development Project and MPN Major Integrity Project, EPCm2 Contract. He became Head, Civil/Structural Group in 2006.
Through hard work and dedication, Engr. Yakubu Mustapha was promoted Deputy Manager in 2007. In 2009, he became Acting Manager, Projects Department. In this capacity and in collaboration with his array of Project Managers, Engr. Yakubu successfully delivered a number of projects including meeting stakeholders’ expectations.
In 2013, Engr. Yakubu was promoted Manager, Engineering Department. His responsibility includes Engineering resource management, project engineering, including proposal preparation, contract negotiation in collaboration with Business Development Group and provision of technical support to Top Management.
Engr. Mustapha Yakubu has been on acting capacity as Executive Director Operations since January 2015 until the President and Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces of Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari confirmed his appointment as the Executive Director Operations effective August 11, 2015.
Engr. Yakubu has travelled far and wide across the globe to many countries like USA, United Kingdom, Malaysia, and France in the pursuit of project activities and has also attended several local and overseas Management courses.
He is noted for being a ‘Rules Player’, who takes work as a breeze and constantly bearing in mind that ‘knowledge is power’. Engr. Mustapha Yakubu through dint of hard work has garnered a number of awards to his credit, which include NETCO MD’s Recognition and Award for Excellence, NETCO’s Top Management Commendation for Cost saving on NETCO in-house projects and GM, GLD’s Prize for Leadership.
He also recently received commendation from the Group General Manager, HR for contribution to the development of the Project Sanctioning & Approval Procedure (PSAP).
Engr. Yakubu is a member of the Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE) and Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN).
He started his working career with Bayero University, Kano in the Department of Civil Engineering in 1986 as a Graduate Assistant. In 1988. He also worked as Project Engineer with Ove-Arup & Partners, a firm of consulting Engineers, Lagos, between 1989 and 1991 prior to his joining the Corporation in 1992.
Born on July 14, 1962 in the ancient town of Ilorin, Kwara State, Engr. Yakubu, Mustapha Yinusa holds a Bachelor of Engineering (B. Eng.) degree in Civil Engineering from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria in 1985. He also has Master of Science (M.Sc.) degree in Civil Engineering from University of Lagos in 1998.
He is happily married to his amiable Wife, Mrs. Aishat Yakubu and they are blessed with children. His hobbies include fitness, travelling and exploring different places.