Mustapha Ado Mohammed is not just the founder and chairman of one of the best lubricant-producing companies, AMMASCO Group, and the fastest-growing lubricant plant in West Africa, he is also a serial entrepreneur, businessman, industrialist, and economist.
His inspiring personality and business acumen have positioned him among notable and impactful elites, inspiring the younger generations and encouraging positive changes across the country. He has brought his years of experience which has redefined the industrial sector and has earned him awards and multiple recognitions across the shores of the country.
Aside from being an award-winning industrialist, Mustapha Ado Mohammed whose lubricant blending company was born out of a need to have an environment safe from air pollution caused by bad engine oils, has gone ahead to show that it is more than creating and building successful businesses.
He has invested in the people and the welfare of everyone around him. His deep concern for youth unemployment in Nigeria has made him one of the country’s leading employers of labour. Despite modern technology and Ammasco’s financial capabilities, which allow the company to purchase machines that facilitate manufacturing, workers are retained and cared for.
Mustapha Ado Mohammed believes that as long as the company is not running at a loss, his greatest joy is seeing workers earn a living through their contributions to the company.
His company, AMMASCO International Limited holds a record as being one of the largest employers of labour in Northern Nigeria, with over 10,000 employees. His company is also one of the largest conglomerates that cover lunch for its staff to keep them healthy and increase productivity. He takes intentional pleasure in employing widows and orphans so they can have a stable income to take care of themselves, their family and afford education.
In 2016, he was celebrated by the government for installing street lights all around the vicinity of the Ammasco headquarters. In March 2020, Mustapha Ado Mohammed built, renovated, and commissioned a nine-classroom block at his alma mater, Gobirawa Project Primary School in Kano state, as part of Ammasco’s corporate social responsibility. In July of the same year, Ammasco built and commissioned a new block and dining room in the main “Gidan Marayu” (meaning orphanage) in Kano state.
Over the years, he has established a valuable partnership between Ammasco and the Nigeria Automobile Technicians Association (NATA). Mustapha Ado Mohammed sponsored the training of technicians within Nigeria and empowered over 130 members of the Kano State Association with tools worth millions. The tools distributed were 130 boxes of complete mechanic tools. The company also donated the millions to the association. The distribution was intended to acknowledge the union’s contribution to the development of the automobile industry. Ammasco International, in the same year, procured over hundred of million in mechanical tools for distribution to technicians across the country.
Ado Mustapha Mohammed led Ammasco International Limited to provide and distribute food items and relief materials in IDP camps in Maiduguri in 2017. As a detribalised Nigerian, he provided palliatives to members of the National Automobile Technicians Association (NATA) in Enugu and Bayelsa in response to the coronavirus pandemic that affected them in 2020.
According to his staff, he is not a stiff boss who issues orders from above and goes to bed. Rather, his diligence and efficiency in leading from the frontline make everyone around him more responsible. He is well known for unfailingly providing provisions for his staff, those in his village, and those around him who are in need, especially during Ramadan.
Alhaji Mustapha Ado Mohammed is proof that you can be the leader of a great conglomerate and yet a man of the people. And not just a man of the people, but a man who loves, shows it, and is deeply loved as well. His exemplary personality is a standard for all.