President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed five new principal officers as coordinating directors of the National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure (NASENI) in furtherance of on-going restructuring by the Federal Government to reposition the agency for better performance.
The President’s approval of appointments of the principal officers was conveyed in a letter signed by the Chief of Staff to the President, Prof. Ibrahim A. Gambari, in a letter ref: SH/COS/16/4/A/18, dated 24th March 2021, duly addressed to the Executive Vice Chairman/CE of the agency, a statement by NASENI’s spokesman Olusegun Ayeoyenikan said on Monday.
The newly appointed principal officers are Dr (Mrs) Olayinka Adunni Komolafe, Secretary to the Agency; Engr. Prof. Danshehu Bagudu Gwandangaji, Coordinating Director, Engineering Infrastructure; Prof. Umar Ibrahim Gaya, Coordinating Director, Science Infrastructure; Mrs Nonyem Onyechi, Coordinating Director, Planning and Business Development; and Mr Ibrahim Baba Dauda, Coordinating Director, Finance & Accounts.
Their appointments are for an initial five-year tenure.
The presidency recently took over supervision of NASENI from the Federal Ministry of Science & Technology in accordance with the agency’s extant establishment laws which grant it autonomy from the civil service bureaucracy, placing it under the direct control of the President for effective performance.
President Buhari is the Chairman Governing Board of NASENI.
The appointments are with immediate effect.