Mustapha is an International Consultant and the founder of the African Centre for Tax and Governance (ACTG) and Astound Consult Limited.
As a tax policy expert with about 8 years of past experience with the Federal Inland Revenue Service of Nigeria, his proficiency and skills include conducting audit, taxpayer education and tax policy research and analysis.
Mustapha was Africa’s Regional Coordinator of the United Nations High-Level Panel of Financial Accountability, Transparency and Integrity (FACTI)
Before taking up the role with the UN FACTI Panel, Mustapha served as technical advisor to the Executive Chairman of Federal Inland Revenue Service Nigeria.
Mustapha has worked with the Tax Justice Network based in London and consulted for the International Centre for Tax and Development (ICTD) UK, Tax Justice Network Africa (TJNA), Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES), Public Service International (PSI) and the German Development Cooperation (GIZ) among others.
He holds a BSc in Economics from Ahmadu Bello University Zaria and a Masters in Tax Policy and Tax Administration from the Berlin School of Economics and Law.
He is currently completing a PhD in Commercial Law at the University of Cape Town.
He is a member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria, a member of the expert group – United Nations office of the Special Adviser on Africa, the Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) Monitoring Group, an advisory board member of the Nigerian Tax Research Network, an advisory board member of the Journal on financing for development and a board member of The Open Foundation Initiative Uganda.
He has published research on different tax policy issues and presented same at various local and international conferences including the ATAF high level policy dialogue, Tax Justice Annual Conference, DIE Bonn Annual Conference, African Tax Research Network Conferences, IBFD/FIT Conference, the South Centre Conference, the Nigerian Governors Forum and the Tax Justice Network Africa Pan African Conference on Illicit Financial Flows.
He has participated in many high level tax policy discussions including the sessions of the UN Tax Committee of experts on international cooperation.
He has trained African members of parliament, top officials of African revenue authorities, top officials of African ministries of finance, civil society actors and students on different aspects of tax policy and administration.
He has broad experience in tackling various issues associated with tax policy and administration from both government and civil society perspectives.