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Osun: Adeleke seeks collaboration with NASENI on job creation, economic development

Governor (Sen.) Ademola Adeleke of Osun State (l) Receiving NASENI's Souvenir From Dr Bashir Gwandu, Executive Vice-Chairman/CEO of NASENI, During the Courtesy Visit to Headquarters of the Agency, in Abuja, FCT Photo: NASENI

*Dr. Bashir Gwandu, Executive Vice-Chairman/CEO of the National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure, seeks the support of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum to actualise its mandate for Nigerians

Isola Moses | ConsumerConnect

Governor (Senator) Ademola Adeleke of Osun State has expressed the interest of the citizens of the state to participate in the on-going Skill Acquisition Training and Youth Empowerment Programme of the National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure (NASENI).

ConsumerConnect reports  Governor Adeleke stated this when he paid a courtesy visit to NASENI Headquarters Thursday, July 13, 2023, in Abuja, FCT.

Olusegun Ayeoyenikan, Director of Information and Protocol at NASENI, stated the governor stressed that Osun State needs  NASENI’s support and partnership.

He also requested the Management of the Agency’s to fast-track the take-off of the proposed Agricultural Machinery and Equipment Development Institute (AMEDI), which the Federal Government has approved to site in Osun State.

The Federal Government had approved six (6) Agricultural Machinery and Equipment Development Institutes (AMEDI), one per geopolitical zone of the country.

One of the new Institutes is to be located in Osun State (South-West), stated NASENI.

According to Osun State Governor, the regulatory Agency is key to national development.

As an indication of readiness of the state to host the new Institute, Adeleke further disclosed he had already approved a parcel of land for the development of AMEDI in Osogbo, Osun State capital.

Governor Adeleke stated: “We are ready for action not only on the establishment of AMEDI, but also the establishment of technology industrial park in Osun State.

“We will also welcome NASENI services and products in our State.

“My requests are many; so I recommend that both NASENI and Osun State work out a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between your Agency and my state.”

NASENI commends governor on visit

Speaking during the visit to his office, Dr. Bashir Gwandu, Executive Vice Chairman/Chief Executive Officer (EVC/CEO) of NASENI, expressed appreciation to the Governor of Osun State for finding time to visit NASENI.

Gwandu also remarked that Adeleke was the first State Chief Executive to visit him since he resumed office as EVC/CEO May this year.

He thanked the Governor for the allocation of land and issuance of Certificate of Occupancy for NASENI Institute in Osun State free of charge.

What NASENI has in store for Nigerians  -Gwandu

Dr. Gwandu also noted that NASENI as an Agency has a lot to offer to the country.

He stated that is why it has become necessary as the Chief Executive Officer of the Agency to tour the Institute to see for himself what the Agency has and to find out where there is a need to change how things were done in the past.

He disclosed his vision for NASENI is to introduce new strategies on how the regulatory Agency would work, or to see its products in the market, not only competing in Nigeria but with technology products from other countries across the world.

Agency solicits NGF’s support to activate mandate

The EVC/CEO of the Agency as well took the opportunity of Governor Adeleke’s visit to NASENI Headquarters in Abuja, to solicit support of the Nigerian Governors’ Forum (NGF) in funding the Agency.

This is to enable the Institute to realise its mandate of processing all the necessary resources and products that would create job opportunities and to guarantee economic well-being of the people at the States level, stated Dr. Gwandu.

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