The National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure (NASENI) has signed multibillion dollars new Memorandum of Understandings (MoUs) and revived old ones with international technical partners to establish Lithium processing and Electric Vehicle (EV) manufacturing plant, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) for forestation, smart solar irrigation, tractor repairs and others.

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The Executive Vice Chairman/Chief Executive Officer of NASENI, Mr. Khalil Suleiman Halilu, stated this in his keynote address at the opening ceremony of a 5-Day training for Information, New Media and Protocol staff of the agency.

According to him, sunce he took over as CEO four months ago, the agency has embarked on new partnerships and collaborations aimed at turning NASENI’s over 150 scientific and technological prototypes, products and intellectual properties rights (IPR) into finished products.

Halilu said that investing in staff training and development was vital for the success of any organization.

He stated that investing in human capital development and staff motivation remain the best ways of repositioning the Agency into a power-house of Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) at the global scene.

According to him, “We are building a new NASENI where one of the overarching goals is to have well trained employees with knowledge and requisite technical, vocational and management skills required for the Agency’s growth and technology advancement.

He said “this reorientation would equip us to bring to fruition the Renewed Hope Agenda of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s administration and also the Eight Priority Areas of the administration.”

The Coordinating Director, Engineering Infrastructure, Prof. Bagudu Dansheu Gwadangaji, who was represented by Engr. Dr. Olayode Olasupo, urged the Information staff to adapt to new media and protocol strategies to ensure the continued success and relevance of NASENI.

Encouraging the participants, he said, “Your presence at this training signifies not only personal and professional growth but also a collective effort to enhance our capabilities as a forward-thinking government agency.”

“I encourage you to actively engage in the sessions, collaborate with your peers, and absorb the wealth of knowledge that this training has to offer. The insights gained here will understandably contribute to your skills, allowing you to make valuable contributions to our ICT initiatives, he said.

Also, the Coordinating Director, Science Infrastructure, Prof Umar Ibrahim Gaya, stated that the theme of the training was timely as it will equip participants with necessary skills and tools to combat fake news which can affect organizations negatively.