The Executive Vice Chairman/Chief Executive Officer (EVC/CEO) of the National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure (NASENI), Khalil Suleiman Halilu, has affirmed the agency’s dedication to revolutionising Nigeria’s technology and innovation landscape.
During a two-day staff training session, Halilu emphasised NASENI’s commitment to delivering on its mandate through the adoption of the Self-Assessment Tools (SAT) for service delivery.
The Bureau of Public Service Reforms (BPSR) Director-General, Dasuki Ibrahim Arabi, spearheaded the training at NASENI’s headquarters in Abuja.
Halilu highlighted the significance of the NASENI 3Cs principles—collaboration, creation, and commercialization—in steering the agency’s focus on leveraging technology, human skills, and talents to bring substantial benefits to Nigeria on multiple fronts.
The CEO stressed the importance of comprehensive self-assessment for effective mandate execution, stating that the SAT provides valuable insights into organisational effectiveness and goal achievement.
He encouraged participants to actively engage in the self-assessment process, recognising its potential to identify strengths and areas for improvement and foster professional growth.
By implementing SAT, NASENI aims to gain advantages such as improved performance assessment, strengthened professional practices, enhanced collaborations with esteemed organisations, and opportunities to celebrate growth and skill acquisition.
Arabi, in his remarks, shed light on BPSR’s initiative to introduce SAT for the evaluation of reforms in Federal Government Ministries, Agencies, and Departments (MDAs).
He emphasised the tool’s role in promoting planning, accountability, and efficient management of public funds, with the ultimate goal of ensuring a corruption-free system, especially in financial transactions.
While acknowledging the mandates and directives from the Federal Government for BPSR to drive reforms across MDAs, Arabi urged NASENI to fully embrace SAT in its operations, fostering ownership and effective delivery.
He underscored the CEO’s role as a guide within the system, encouraging the agency to leverage the training opportunity for continuous improvement and growth.
(Edited by Oludare Mayowa; email@example.com; Newsroom: +234 8033 964 138)