The new Executive Vice Chairman/CEO of the National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure (NASENI), Khalil Halilu, has pledged to learn from the mistakes of the past and chart a new course for the agency.
Halilu made the pledge on Monday, as he began receiving operational briefings from the agency’s management and senior staff. He said that under his watch, NASENI will be a more transparent and accountable organization that welcomes ideas and suggestions.
“We will not live in the past,” he said. “We will learn from all mistakes and make adjustments that will help us move forward.”
Halilu was appointed as the EVC/CEO of NASENI by President Bola Ahmed Tinubu on September 2, 2023.
In his inaugural management meeting last week, Halilu said that his priorities 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.
He also said that he wants to make NASENI a more attractive place to work for young scientists and engineers.
“We need to create an environment where people can come and do their best work,” he said. “We need to be a place where people can make a difference.”