The newly appointed Executive Vice Chairman/Chief Executive Officer (EVC/CEO), National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure (NASENI), Mr. Khalil Suleiman Halilu, said he would ensure President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s Renewed Hope Agenda is achieved through the deployment of Science, Technology and innovation (STI) in the economy.
Mr. Halilu said this while addressing the management and staff of the Agency shortly after his assumption of office Friday.
The new EVC/CEO, a tech-expert and entrepreneur stepped in to take over from Dr. Bashir Gwandu.
While expatiating on his market-driven approach to things, he said his administration would leverage on technology transfer and also not forgetting domestic, home-grown technology development which is the core mandate of NASENI.
According to him, “the focus is for innovation, science and technology resource to serve Nigerians and to add value to the national economy.”
He said the agency would play critical roles in supporting Tinubu’s economic agenda for the nation anchored on areas like food security, ending poverty, economic growth and job creation, creating access to capital through consumer credit, inclusivity, improving security, rule of law and fighting corruption.
The new EVC/CEO said in the 21st century, “there are immense opportunities for Nigeria to leapfrog in the areas of science, technology, engineering and innovation,” even as he promised that NASENI during his tenure would play effectively those central roles through technology transfer revolution that is coming.