Ambassador Hadiza Mustapha

Advisor Peace, Security and Governance to
Chairperson African Union Commission

Ambassador Hadiza Mustapha retired from the Nigerian Foreign Service after 35 years of service. Before her retirement, she served as the High Commissioner of Nigeria to Cameroon (2012-2016) and in various Nigerian foreign missions in the United Kingdom (1988-1992), Zimbabwe (1998-2000), South Africa (2000-2002) and USA ( Washington DC 2010-2012).

She is currently the Advisor of the Chairperson African Union Commission on Peace, Security and Governance.

The Ambassador attended the prestigious National War College (now National DefenceĀ  College), Abuja, Nigeria and the University of Ibadan, Nigeria to obtain a Masters of Science degree in Strategic Studies (2005/2007). In 2007, she attended the Senior Executives Education in National and International Security in Harvard, Kennedy School of Government, USA.

She has received several academic and professional training in International Relations and Diplomacy, Conflict Management, Negotiation and Peace Support Operations. She has skills in Academic Research and Analysis as well as Information and Communications Technologies (ICTs) and is passionate about peace and security on the African continent. She currently leverages her extensive experience in public service for conflict prevention, conflict resolution and management.

Ambassador Mustapha has written several publications on national and international security, governance and development.