Yusuf Suleiman, former Minister of Transport and Minister/Chairman of the National Sports Commission was born into Sokoto Royal Family on 30th January 1963 to late Alhaji Suleiman, Isa, Sarkin Kudun Gusau.
He is currently Chairman of the Governing Council of National Agency for Food and Drug administration and Council (NAFDAC).
Lanre Runsewe is the Group C.E.O of the Rungas Group, E.D Metercom Nigeria Ltd and a visionary within the LPG Industry of Nigeria.
His degrees in Management from Birmingham City University and IT from Westminster University, coupled with his vast work experience in the energy sector, at NPower UK, equipped him with top level commercial, business development and process management skills.
In 2011, Lanre moved back from the UK, to take up a role with the Nigeria Infrastructure Advisory Facility (NIAF) / Department for International Development (DFID) as a Distribution Workstream Manager. His work contributed to the successful commencement of the Transitional Electricity market and to the eventual privatisation of the 11 power Distribution companies in Nigeria. This role gave him a vast understanding of how to deliver within the very complex Nigerian business environment.
Lanre believes that gas is the fuel that will power Africa. After gaining extensive experience in the global energy industry, Lanre started Rungas Group with an objective to pioneer transformation within the Nigerian gas industry through the introduction of a dynamic and integrated infrastructure system, from cylinder manufacturing to gas trading. Lanre’s worth to the gas industry of Nigeria was highlighted when he was inaugurated as a member of the Gas Value Chain sectorial working group set up by the Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board in 2020.
Lanre’s core vision is to enrich the lives of the people of Africa, through the provision of affordable and accessible ‘Safe Clean Energy’. On this basis, he also started the Rungas Foundation which provides funding and relief to individuals and like-minded organisations.
Ambassador Bagudu Hirse served in the Federal Civil Service Commission for five years. He also served in the Federal Ministry of Commerce & Tourism, Education, Foreign Affairs, Health and the Presidency in an Advisory capacity.
In 1999, he was appointed an Ambassador and accredited as Nigeria’s High Commissioner to the Republic of Namibia. While in Namibia, he became the Dean of the African Group of Ambassadors, the Dean of Commonwealth Heads of Mission and the Deputy Dean of the Diplomatic Corp.
In 2005, he was appointed as a Member of the Board of Directors of the Nigerian Liquified Natural Gas (NLNG) and he served the nation in that role for 14 years until his tenure came to an end in July 2020. While serving as a member of the Board of NLNG, he was appointed Chairman of the Board Establishment Committee (BEC) of the Company for purposes of appointments, promotions and discipline.
Currently serves as a Director of Nigerian Bottling Company Plc.
He is a Social Science Graduate from University of Ibadan; Post Graduate Studies in Management from Cranfield University and Graduate of Advanced Management Program from Lagos Business School.
He is currently the president of Sublime Energy and a member of the board of Mainstream Energy. He served as a Director/ General Manager of a multi- million dollar company SANBELL Group of Companies, a company with interests in manufacturing, agriculture, real estate, import and export and education.
He was also a Director / Chief Operating Office of Defcom Technologies Ltd, Energy Solutions Ltd, Sani Bello Foundation, Dornier Aviation Nigeria AIEP, Unifone Telecommunications Ltd And Allstream Energy Solution Ltd. He has an MSC in Communications Management (MCM – Buckingham University, UK) Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Information Technology & Business Administration (American Intercontinental University in London, UK)
He has over 34 years in the oil and gas industry. He worked with NNPC where he served at technical and managerial positions; Manager, Exploration, Nigerian Petroleum Development Company (NPDC);General Manager, Production Sharing Contract Division (PSC, NAPIMS ); Group General Manager (LNG & Power) ; Managing Director, Nigerian Gas Company (NGC ) and Managing Director, Nigerian Petroleum Development Company (NPDC). He is a past President and Fellow, Nigerian Association of Petroleum Explorationists (NAPE) and a Fellow of the Nigerian Mining and Geosciences Society (NMGS).
He has over 13 years experience in the UK energy market focusing on quality and process improvements using Six Sigma and Lean thinking principles, hence his qualifications as a Six Sigma / Lean Practitioner. After consulting in numerous organisations, he currently holds the position of Head of Enterprise Architecture & Quality for the Research Council Shared Service Centre, an arms length body of the UK Government Department of Business, Innovations and Skills.
He has a Bsc in Economics and Marketing (Liverpool University, UK). He also has a Masters Degree in Managing for Business Excellence (Warwick University, UK)
He graduated from the National Defence College (NDC) and joined the Conglomerates of Gen TY Danjuma GCON as Executive Assistant to its Chairman Gen TY Danjuma GCON. The companies include South Atlantic Petroleum (SAPETRO), TY Holdings Limited to mention a few. He has now been lifted to the position of Special Assistant to Chairman of the Conglomerates.
In 2009, Gen TY Danjuma GCON, granted him study leave to attend the 2009/2010 session of the University of Ibadan, Nigeria, after which he obtained his Masters degree in Strategic Studies. He also has a diploma in Computer Software & Applications at Anambra State University of Technology (ASUTECH).