The Executive Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure (NASENI), Khalil Halilu has called upon the agency’s management staff to contribute ideas on how the agency can effectively support President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s priorities, such as the large-scale transition of petrol and diesel-powered vehicles to alternative fuels to reduce living costs for Nigerians.
Halilu emphasized the importance of these briefings, conducted by the managing directors of the agency’s ten development institutes across the country, in shaping NASENI’s future with regard to the president’s socio-economic agenda.
The briefings began on Monday, September 18, 2023, and preceded the EVC’s upcoming tour of NASENI facilities scheduled for October.
During the week, Halilu also inaugurated a committee dedicated to staff welfare, underscoring his commitment to making NASENI “a public sector employer of choice in Nigeria.”
The committee, comprising middle-level and junior staff members, is tasked with developing a Human Resources (HR) revamp plan for the agency.
Additionally, Halilu paid a courtesy visit to the Minister of Science and Technology, Uche Nnaji, to explore collaborative opportunities for advancing research in methanol production, lithium mining, and natural medicine.
On Friday, the EVC met with Mustapha Gajibo, a young Nigerian innovator specializing in converting petrol-fired vehicles to use gas and solar energy, reaffirming NASENI’s commitment to supporting innovation across Nigeria’s diverse regions.”