NASENI’s commercial products market-ready – Halilu

The Executive Vice Chairman/Chief Executive Officer, National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure (NASENI), Mr. Khalil Suleiman Halilu, has assured the House of Representatives Committee on NASENI that the agency’s branded commercial products that have been unveiled are market-ready and Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) certified.

Halilu stated this  Thursday in Abuja when the House Committee on NASENI paid an oversight visit to the agency’s headquarters to inspect its products and projects towards robust research in technological advancement in defence/security, agriculture, infrastructure sectors among others.

Amongst the recently unveiled NASENI products included NASENI Laptop, Android Smartphone, Lithium Battery, LED Solar Street Light, Solar Irrigation System, Electric Bicycle, Electric Keke (passenger and Cargo types). The EVC used the visit to showcase two newly branded NASENI electric vehicles (EV) to the lawmakers.

Halilu said NASENI has been at the forefront of driving Nigeria’s technological advancement and industrialisation.

“Over the past few months, we have implemented several key initiatives aimed at transforming our operations from primarily research-based activities to commercialisation of our products and services.”  

“This transformation is essential for us to contribute more effectively to the national economy and to achieve sustainable development goals,” he said.

He added that 85 per cent of NASENI projects are on counterpart funding. “We don’t want to invest alone in what we do and that is why we work with our 3C’s principle of Collaboration, Creation and Commercialization, thereby engaging the services of private sector by partnering with them to ensure that we deliver on our mandate,” he stated.