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Accelerated Tech: NASENI unveils new branded smartphone, lithium battery, 2 other products

Mr Khalil Suleiman Halilu, Executive Vice-Chairman/CEO of NASENI, Briefing the Media During the Unveiling of New Products at the Agency’s Headquarters, in Abuja, FCT Photo: NASENI

*Khalil Suleiman Halilu, Executive Vice-Chairman/CEO of the National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure, discloses his leadership is fully interested in technology transfer and commercialisation of its research and development capital and consumer products while creating jobs, wealth, and reducing import bills for Nigeria

Isola Moses | ConsumerConnect

Mr. Khalil Suleiman Halilu, Executive Vice-Chairman/Chief Executive Officer (EVC/CEO) of the National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure (NASENI), has unveiled new products as part of his promise to take NASENI to the market.

ConsumerConnect reports the four new consumer products were presented to reporters Thursday, May 9, 2024, at the NASENI Headquarters, in Abuja, FCT.

The products included NASENI Laptop, NASENI Android smartphone, NASENI Lithium battery and NASENI 300watts LED Solar Street Lamp.

Halilu, who briefed the media on the Agency’s activities, achievements in line with NASENI Strategic Launchpad, disclosed that some of the products are already in the market, while others have been pre-booked for the rest of the year.

The EVC/CEO also recalled that the Agency had, earlier this year, had unveiled its Solar Irrigation System, Electric Keke, electric Motorcycle and Solar-powered Cargo Tricycle during the oversight visit by the Senate Committee on NASENI.

Mr. Olusegun Ayeoyenikan, Director of Information at NASENI, in a statement also said Halilu noted that several consumers desired to see a Nigeria National Brand and products in the market, and NASENI is making efforts at ensuring that its branded products are in the market.

The EVC/CEO stated that NASENI is the only purpose-built agency of the Federal Government aimed at domesticating technology both capital and consumer goods.

He further said the new Management under his watch had adopted a fast-track approach, and is fully interested in Technology Transfer and Commercialisation of its research and development (R&D) products.

According to him, all these efforts are aimed at creating jobs, wealth and reducing import bills for the West African country.

According to Halilu, the agency also, has embarked on its 3Cs principles of Creation, Collaboration and Commercialisation with both public and private sectors strategic partners to ensure that the agency does not only embark on research but to take the products to end users.

The NASENI Chief Executive stated: “We have identified our partners and also leveraged on existing technology to come up with products that are not only competitive but also market driven. This is to ensure sustainability of the products.

“We tell the investors to work with us and support industrialisation efforts of the country. The key thing we do differently is to take our R&D results (products) to the market.”

The agency added some of its achievements and ongoing activities highlighted at the briefing included the development of NASENI Proposal Evaluation Portal, NASENI Growth Hacker, NASENI ERP, NASENI eProcurement, NASENI StemBox, NASENI Innovation Hub, and PICTT e.g.: Delta2 and DeltHer, among others.

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