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NASENI, NIPSS partner to advance digital economy, job creation for Nigerian youths

Prof. Ayo Omotayo, Director-General of NIPSS (7th from left), and Mr. Khalil Suleiman Halilu, Executive Vice Chairman/CEO of NASENI (8th from left), in a Group Photograph with the Senior Executive Course (SEC) 46, 2024 of the Institute, During a Study Tour at NASENI Headquarters, Abuja, FCT     Photo: NASENI

*Nigeria’s National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure and National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies, Kuru, in Plateau State of Nigeria, are set to collaborate on promoting the Nigeria Digital Economy footprints to empower and create jobs for millions of youths in the country

Isola Moses | ConsumerConnect

The National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure (NASENI) and National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS), Kuru, near Jos, in Plateau State of Nigeria, are set to collaborate on promoting the Nigeria Digital Economy footprints, empowering and creating jobs for millions of youths.

Mr. Khalil Suleiman Halilu, Executive Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (EVC/CEO) of NASENI, disclosed this development while welcoming participants of the Senior Executive Course (SEC) 46 of NIPSS, who were on a Strategic Institution Study tour to the Agency Monday, April, 2024.

Olusegun Ayeoyenikan, Director of Information at NASENI, noted in a statement Halilu said he was elated that the agency was identified as one of the Federal Government’s agencies that have all it takes to empower and create job opportunities for Nigerian youths, and make the country self-reliant in

manufacturing and digital economy.

The EVC/CEO of NASENI also emphasised that strengthening the capacity of key stakeholders in Nigeria to access, adopt and scale up technologies is an essential outcome of such cooperation and collaborations currently being undertaken by the agency.

According to him, this effort “must be supported by the relevant offline conditions, such as an enabling policy environment, access to finance, appropriate incentives and innovation capacities.”

Speaking during the study tour of the agency, Prof. Ayo Omotayo, Director-General of NIPSS, who led the delegation to NASENI Headquarters, in Abuja, FCT, said the Nigerian youths could be empowered through translation of the agency’s innovations to finished products, and to strengthen the collaboration between the two organisations.

Prof. Omotayo noted that various groups from the Institute had been sent to different agencies to study how policies for national development could be developed.

According to him, the Group in NASENI will do a deep study on the agency on how it can help in creating job opportunities for Nigerian youths, using some of its technological innovations.

“Nigeria cannot have good manufacturing without infrastructure, and NASENI is very important in all the sectors in the country, especially in manufacturing industries.

“We need an agency like NASENI to live up to expectations, we can work together with you to find means of transferring your innovations to effective job creation and youth empowerment,” stated the Director-General of NIPSS.

Omotayo also disclosed the Course 46 participants from NIPSS wanted to know the vision, mission and roles of NASENI, and how they could be translated to job creation for youths in the Nigeria Digital Economy.

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