The new Executive Vice Chairman/CEO of the National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure (NASENI), Mr. Khalil Halilu, has pledged a new direction for the agency even as he charged the management team to commit fully to joining him to achieve the mandates for which NASENI was set up.
He listed his priorities to include ensuring that NASENI plays a central role in ensuring technology transfer to Nigeria from around the world, as well as achieving successful commercialization of NASENI’s research and innovation.
Halilu spoke this week in Abuja as he began receiving operational briefings from the agency’s management and senior staff. He reiterated that under his watch, NASENI will run an open-door system that welcomes ideas and suggestions.
“We will learn from all mistakes of the past, and make adjustments that will be included in our strategic plans for the future. We are not here to witch-hunt anyone, or live in the past,” he stated.
President Bola Tinubu appointed Halilu, founder of ShapShap, winner of the Mobility & Smart Cities Innovator category at the GITEX GLOBAL 2022 North Star Supernova Challenge, weeks back to spearhead a new leadership for NASENI.
During his inaugural management meeting upon assumption of office last week, the new EVC/CEO had asked for the preparation of detailed briefing notes for presentation by management team and senior staff.
The briefings, which have now commenced, will be followed by a tour of NASENI institutes and facilities around the country, in the weeks ahead, Director, Information, NASENI, Segun Ayeoyenikan stated in an official statement.