Senate lauds agency on accelerated technology transfer 

The Senate Committee on National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure (NASENI) has commended its agency for championing local content development of solar-powered smart irrigation, tricycles, electric motorbikes and others with accelerated technology transfer.

The chairman, Senate Committee on NASENI, Senator Ezenwa Francis Onyewuchi, who led other members of the committee on oversight function visit to NASENI headquarters, Monday, expressed satisfaction, while being conducted by the Executive Vice Chairman/CEO of NASENI, Mr. Khalil Suleiman Halilu, round some of the NASENI products and facilities.

“The committee is quite pleased with the level of progress and we want to assure NASENI of the support of the National Assembly to make sure that agency drives effectively the vision of the President Bola Ahmed Tinubu in this area and I want to also thank them for making Nigeria go green, moving from fuel to non-fossil products. It is quite commendable. We are quite pleased and we want to encourage them to do more,” Onyewuchi stated.

 Speaking with NASENI home solar and the electric bikes, some of the committee members who spoke separately, said with mass product of the solar system, local businesses will be enhanced, the economy of the country will improve, as well as the urban and rural areas power challenges would be resolved. 

 Earlier, the Executive Vice Chairman NASENI, Mr. Khalil Suleiman Halilu, said some NASENI products would be ready in the second quarter of the year, adding that the agency is establishing a Technology Transfer Hub within its headquarters to bring eco-friendly technologies closer to people and to make it affordable both on short and long term basis.

“We promised Nigerians that by the first quarter of this year, they are going to be seeing NASENI products and today, you have witnessed three products-the solar irrigation system, which is like a generator, but completely solar and batteries and the second one is our electronic motorcycle and tricycle (Keke) and the last one being the solar home system where you can power your entire house off-grid,”  Halilu added.

 In a press statement signed by the director of Information, NASENI, Olusegun Ayeoyenikan, said that other products inspected included animal feed processing machines and NASENI transformers, electric motorcycles and tricycles as well as the NASENI home and irrigation solar systems.