Tribute to Chairman

The Late Senator Mustapha Bukar was born and raised in Daura, Katsina State and is survived by two wives and twelve children as well as many grandchildren. He obtained a Bachelors degree in Engineering at Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) in 1978.
He worked in the state and federal civil service cumulatively for 30 years. Within that period, he spent extensive time in the water sector starting his work career with the first World Bank financed Kaduna Water Supply Extensions Project as an engineer. He worked with various consultants and contractors on the design and construction of the various contracts on the project rising to the rank of Project Manager. With the creation of Katsina State in September 1987,he was deployed and charged with the responsibilities for setting up of Project Department of the new Katsina State Water Board as Chief Engineer Projects and Head of Department.

In June 1989 he was appointed General Manager and Chief Executive of Katsina State Water Board. With the creation of a new Ministry of Water Resources in 1991, he was appointed Civil Commissioner to establish the new Ministry which he held up to September 1991 where he was then appointed as the Commissioner for Agriculture and Water Resources after the rationalization of Ministries (which combined Agriculture and Water Resources). The post he held up to 2nd January 1992 when the Civilian Government took over the State Administration. March 1992 he was appointed Director of Special Duties in the Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Water Resources and Rural Development. He was the Director in-charge of many large scale water supply projects. These included the World Bank Financed National Water Rehabilitation of urban water schemes in the 36 states of the federation & FCT, as well as the institutional development of the State Water Agencies. Other assignments, included private sectors reform programmes which included private sector participation in water supply in urban centres and small towns and a Water Resources Management Strategy for the Country. In April 1999 He became Director water Supply and Quality Control. The responsibility of the post was a combination of his function as Director Special Duties and other Projects such as Water Quality Laboratories Projects, UNICEF/FGN joint Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Programme. June 2001 he became the Director Planning, Research and Statistics Office of the Head of Civil Service of the Federation. In July 2005 he was appointed Director Planning Research and Statistics of the Ministry of Petroleum Resources. Also he became the Director Permanent Secretary's Office at Federal Ministry of Transportation from June 2007 – February 2009. He retired from the civil service in 2009 holding the position of Director Public Procurement at the Federal Ministry of Works, housing and Urban and Development.
In recognition of his achievements and service to humanity, the people of Daura Zone in particular and Katsina State as whole, persuaded Engr. Mustapha Bukar (Madawakin Daura III) to go into politics and bring further development to the area. He registered with the APC and contested for a senate seat where he emerged as Senator representing Katsina North Senatorial District in the 2015 election.

Record of his activities and contributions in the Senate

A. Committees In The Senate

i. Chairman Senate Committee on Capital Market
ii. Vice Chairman Senate Committee on Power, Works and Housing
iii. Member Senate Committee on Works
iv. Member Senate Committee on National Planning and Economic Affairs
v. Member Senate Committee on Science and Technology

B. Motions & Bills:

B1. Motions:
i. Financial Inclusion: A Tool for Socio-Economic Development and Stability
ii. Urgent need to stop the plan to raise a Federal Government secured bond of N309 billion to finance the short fall in the Nigeria Electricity Market and take steps to avert the impending crisis facing the sector
iii. Climate change-induced crop failures in the Sudan/Sahel Agro-Ecological zones of Nigeria
iv. Raising a motion before the Senate Committee on Works on bad state of some Federal roads in Katsina State
v. Non usage of Coin Currencies in Nigeria and its negative effects to the Economy
vi. The need to establish and delegate special purpose vehicles to execute and operate major Power Sector Development Projects