Abubakar Sani Sambo – National Geographic Society Newsroom
Abubakar Sani Sambo
Professor Abubakar Sani Sambo is the Chairman of the Nigerian Member Committee of the World Energy Council (WEC). He was WEC’s Vice Chair for Africa from November 2007 to October 2013. Prof Sambo was the Director-General of the Energy Commission of Nigeria from January 2005 to December 2012. He served as the Vice-Chancellor of Abubakar Tafawa Belawa University from April 1995 to April 2004. He has worked extensively on renewable energy utilization in particular as well as energy planning in Nigeria in general. He is a fellow of eight professional associations, including the Energy Institute of the UK. He is the recipient of the National Productivity Order of Merit (NPOM) (from Nigeria) and the national honor of the Officer of the Order of the Niger (OON).