Hon. Francis Gatare is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Rwanda Mines, Petroleum & Gas Board (RMB) with extensive experience in both the public and private sector. Previously he was the CEO of Rwanda Development Board (RDB) from 2014-2017. From October 2009 to July 2014, he served as Principal Private Secretary to H.E the President of the Republic of Rwanda. He also served as the Chief Economist and Deputy Head of Policy and Strategy in the Office of the President. Prior to joining the Office of The President, he served as the Principal Deputy CEO of the RDB. Mr Gatare also served as the Director-General of the Rwanda Investment & Export Promotion Agency from May 2007 to September 2008. From April 2005 to October 2009, he was the Personal Representative of H.E the President of Rwanda, to the NEPAD Steering Committee. Mr Gatare has served in several managerial positions in UNDP and taught economics at universities. He was a Mason Fellow at John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.
Hon. Naana Eyiah is the Deputy Minister for Lands and Natural Resources and the Member of Parliament for Gomoa Central in the Central Region of Ghana.
She is in charge of mining at the Ministry. Hon. Naana Eyiah is a businesswoman and holds a certificate in Project Management from the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration.
She is passionate about girl child education and women empowerment, so as to enable them to contribute effectively and efficiently towards economic and social development.
Hon. Naana Eyiah currently serves on the health committee and privileges committee of the Parliament of Ghana. She enjoys reading, listening to music and dancing.
Daouda Diakite is a geological engineer who did his graduate studies in Morocco and France. He joined the Cabinet of the Minister of Mines and Geology, as Technical Assistant, in 2017. Since then, he has been strongly involved in the development and monitoring of geological research projects, the establishment and management of the geoscientific data bank, working abroad to communicate the mineralogical potential of the country and negotiations on the revival of mining development projects.
Previously, Mr Diakite worked in several internationally renowned groups, notably within the Rio Tinto group, where he worked on the bankable feasibility studies of the Simandou project. On this project he obtained a merit of recognition from the Canadian company Golder Associate for the quality of his geological work and the different linguistic links between the English-speaking expatriates and the local population; Within the BRGM – France, he participated in the mapping of underground quarries in the Department of Vienne; He also worked in the GRS Valtech – Veolia Group, where he participated in the management of the database of polluted sites and soils, also carrying out soil and groundwater remediation work.
Mr Diakite has carried out several field missions relating to geological and geochemical mapping in the Pyrenees, the Dordogne and the High Atlas, for the recognition of sedimentary deposit environments and their modes of formation.
In addition, his technical experience in the fields of geology and the environment led to a complementary training in computer science at Claude Bernard University in Lyon (France), focusing on the design and development of management of a database.
These computer skills allowed him to set up an application for monitoring and management of all security equipment within the EDG company, where he trained some managers in the prevention of occupational risks in the context of Health and Safety. Safety at work.
Mr Diakite was president of the Association of African and Guinean Students respectively in Kenitra (Morocco) and Bordeaux (France), where he organized scientific, cultural and sports activities. He is currently Professor of Sedimentology, Stratigraphy and Metallogy at Barak Obama University in Sonfonia.
Dr. Abdulkadir Mu’azu was born in Mayere Village of Makarfi Local Government Area of Kaduna Sate.
He attended Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria between 1981 and 1986 where he studied Medicine.
Dr. Mu’azu, joined the Federal Public Service in 1988 after his National Youth Service as a Medical Officer I with the defunct National Sports Commission and rose through the ranks to become a Director in 2009.
Dr. Mu’azu trained as a Specialist Sports Medicine Physician at the Prestigious Australian Institute of Sports and the University of Canberra between 1994 and 1995 and attended numerous International Conferences, Fellowships and Courses in Sports Medicine, Sports Policy and Doping and Anti-Doping in the last 29 years. He was the first African to undertake an International FIMS Sports Medicine Fellowship Program in the year 2000 and remains the only Nigerian Sports Medicine Doctor holding the membership of the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine.
He is a Sports Medicine Instructor for the Confederation of African Football (CAF), a FIFA Doping Control Officer, chairs the Medical Committees of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) and Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF). He is also a member of the Nigeria Olympic Committee (NOC) Medical Commission and one of two Africans on the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) Medical Commission.
During his public service career spanning 30 years, Dr. Mu’azu has been part of the key milestone achievements recorded by Nigeria in the Sports Sector. He was the Team Doctor to victorious Saudi 89 Flying Eagles of the “Miracle of Dammam”, Team Doctor to the Nigeria Olympic Football Team that won the only Olympic Gold Medal in football for Nigeria at the Atlanta Olympic Games in 1996 and has been Chief Medical Officer for Nigeria at the 2012 London Olympic Games, 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games, and 2016 Rio Olympic Games respectively.
In addition to his numerous involvements in organization and provision of sports medicine support to national athletes and during major international events hosted by Nigeria, sports policy developments with particular reference to the promotion of physical activity amongst citizens for the promotion of health and prevention of non-communicable diseases, National Anti-Doping Policy, Promotion of National Safe Sports Participation, Dr. Mu’azu was engaged in a project working with UNESCO to use the power of sport to promote Sustainable Development and Peace within the frameworks of the 2030 Development Agenda, National Sustainable Development Priorities and the Economic Recovery and Growth Plan (ERGP).
He was appointed a Federal Permanent Secretary by President Muhammadu Buhari in August 2017 and served in the Ministry of Mines and Steel Development before his redeployment to the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development on the 24th of September 2018.
Dr. Abdulkadir Mu’azu is married to A’isha and they are blessed with three children.