April 1, 2023



Buhari lauds NASENI on innovations, confers nationwide honour on Haruna

President Muhammadu Buhari has  expressed delight on the  nation’s progress within the space of innovations within the final seven and half years with the repositioning of the Nationwide Company for Science and Engineering Infrastructure (NASENI).

The president, who stated the nation will in future keep and maintain its key infrastructures with much less assist from exterior, additionally famous that NASENI was  now empowered to develop native capability in machine constructing and fabrication vital to Nigeria’s industrial growth.

Equally, Govt Vice Chairman/Chief Govt of NASENI, Prof. Mohammad Sani Haruna, stated the company would quickly present revolutionary expertise resolution to crude oil theft and bunkering.

The duo spoke  on the  commissioning of Muhammadu Buhari Know-how and Innovation Advanced at NASENI headquarters in Idu, Abuja.

Buhari stated: “Let me blow my trumpets myself and states that NASENI beneath my watch because the Chairman of the Governing Board has lived as much as its expectation and has carried out excellently.

“The company has invented helpful and historic intelligence and protection associated tools and gadgets and has reversed engineered in collaboration with respected organizations: Armored Personnel Service (APC) with superior options and Mine Resistance Ambushed Protected (MRAP) APC amongst others.

“It’s at present implementing Sensible irrigation initiatives for multi crop season farming; the Nationwide Tractor restoration, rehabilitation and redeployment (NTRRR) innovation in collaboration with Nigeria Incentive-Primarily based Danger Sharing System for Agricultural Lending (NIRSAL);

“The meeting of two Helicopters in the direction of first Made in Nigeria Helicopter and the event of Photo voltaic cells for 100% photo voltaic module manufacturing utilizing native uncooked supplies amongst others are patriotic contributions to Nigerian transition to manufacturing Financial system.”

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“The current administration has invested closely in various infrastructural amenities within the roads, rails, water, and aviation amongst different sectors of our nationwide economic system.

“Past my administration, the upkeep, resourcing, and sustainability of those vital infrastructures would have been a problem on the medium to long run foundation.

“Nonetheless, with our deliberate repositioning of NASENI to be at par with different comparable businesses of presidency the world over and optimum efficiency, we’re satisfied that the long run upkeep and sustainability of our key nationwide infrastructures are ascertained.

“New NASENI is undoubtedly among the many most necessary legacy my administration is bequeathing to the following Authorities in 2023,” the president additional stated.

Talking additional, President Buhari stated: “NASENI has an extended historical past of firm and has been in existence for over 30 years now, however the company has been dealing with myriads of challenges that had been mitigating in opposition to the conclusion of her full potential consistent with the Act that set up the company.

“Nonetheless, beneath my Chairmanship, NASENI is present process reinvention and transformation to grow to be a Know-how and Innovation hub for our nationwide growth strides.

“Consequently, I’ve strategically repositioned NASENI to develop native capability in machine constructing and fabrication, which is vital to Nigeria’s industrial growth.

“The company is now empowered via the availability of sufficient monetary, human and materials sources and the autonomy and independence to forge worldwide partnerships to accumulate the related applied sciences for socio-economic and industrial development of the nation.

“The company is now domesticating international applied sciences and product growth via backward integration. The latest attraction of 250 million Czeck Koruna or US$10.5million Analysis and Growth grant to Nigeria by NASENI is obvious that our transformation is attaining results of constructing a globally aggressive company.”

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An elated Buhari conferred Nationwide Honour on NASENI bossthe Govt Vice Chairman and Chief Govt of the Nationwide Company for Science and Engineering Infrastructure (NASENI), Prof. Mohammad Sani Haruna.

Impressed by the feat,  Buhari stated: “Whereas commending Engr. Prof. Mohammad Sani Haruna the Govt Vice Chairman for exemplary management and tireless efforts, let me respect you the EVC and direct the conferment of Glorious Service Award to you and a Nationwide Honour of Officer of the Order of the Federal Republic (OFR) which is to be conferred on you on the final Federal Govt Council of December 2022.

“With this advanced being commissioned at the moment and the accessible facility, the muse of Nigeria’s data economic system is laid and the way forward for our nationwide competitiveness amongst international economies is clearly nice.

“We’re certain that these superior Science and Engineering Core amenities will help our nation within the attainment of African Union’s Agenda 2063 and United Nations Sustainable Growth Targets, 2030.”

In his remarks, Professor Haruna stated the company would quickly present revolutionary expertise resolution to crude oil theft and bunkering amongst others.

“Moreover, NASENI is prepared and can God keen quickly present revolutionary expertise resolution to stopping crude oil theft and bunkering; vandalization of energy line and pipelines in addition to surveillance and monitoring gadgets for our rails, roads and seaways.

“We commend your Excellency’s administration for supporting the army to defeat non-state actors via fixed procurement of army {hardware} in attending to our multifaceted unconventional safety challenges.

“NASENI has noticed that the army is the best consumer and importer of extremely technical tools within the nation. Accordingly, the company discerned the necessity to collaborate with army to check varied points of their technical wants in an effort to mix the capabilities of each organizations for nationwide sustainability.

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“In fact, new weapons and state-of-art capabilities should be regionally innovated and developed with the intent to counter and disrupt perceived enemy capabilities in addition to defend the Nation from unexpected sanctions and capital flight,” Haruna stated.