Samuel Bello

The Federal Government has re-appointed Prof. Mohammed Haruna as Executive Vice Chairman of National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure (NASENI) for a second tenure of  five years.

Deputy Director Information and Protocol of the agency, Mr. Olusegun Ayeoyenikan, made this known in a statement, on Thursday, in Abuja.

The agency faced internal crisis following the delay by President Muhammadu Buhari in deciding the tenure of Prof. Haruna.

Haruna, who was received in the agency by the outgoing acting Executive Vice Chairman of the Agency, Aliyu Adnan, amidst jubilation by friends, staff, Union members, affirmed his determination to make more impacts on indigenous development of industrial tools and machine parts, which will be recognised not only in Nigeria, but globally.

According to him, what was paramount for all employees of NASENI including himself was to move the agency forward and to make it not 
only a hub for technological development but also a take-off house for industrial 
revolution for the country.

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He lamented that the major challenge the agency is facing now is the inability of Nigerians to generally believe in Made-In-Nigeria technologies or products.

The EVC said,: “Although what transpired in the agency in the last few weeks was 
an embarrassing situation which portrayed the agency to the world in bad light, 
but that incident was now history.

“We are even more determined to make more 
impacts on indigenous development of industrial tools and machine parts which 
will be recognized not only in Nigeria but the whole world”.

He avowed that NASENI was more determined more than ever to thrive on technological advancement, adding that the agency would focus more on things that would transform the rural areas and SMEs.

He, however, appealed to the entire staff and management of the Agency to join 
hands with him in moving the agency to greater heights. He also urged all aggrieved 
persons to bury their hatchets and embrace peace for the betterment 
of the nation.