By Salisu Sani-Idris
Prof. Mohammed Haruna, Executive Vice Chairman and Chief Executive, National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure (NASENI), says the agency will launch solar scheme homes system empowerment in 4,000 homes in Nasarawa State.
Mr Peter Ewu, Special Assistant to the NASENI boss, in a statement on Wednesday in Abuja, said Haruna made the disclosure when he received a delegation of stakeholders from Nasarawa at the agency’s headquarters.
The delegation visited the agency in a bid to ensure a successful inauguration of Agricultural Machinery Development Institute (AMEDI), Lafia, and NASENI Skill Development Centre and North Central Zonal Engineering and Science Integrated Laboratory, Keffi.
The NASENI boss explained that the inauguration of the institute in Lafia and the laboratory in Keffi would create employment opportunities for both formal and informal sectors in the state.
He also said that the establishment would ensure the training, skills acquisition and empowerment of youths on different skills such as engineering and scientific.
Haruna, therefore, solicited the support and cooperation of Nasarawa stakeholders towards the successful inauguration of the institute and the laboratory which would be carry out by Prof. Ibrahim Gambari, the Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari.
He informed the delegation that Gambari, who double as the Special Guest, would inaugurate and lay foundation of the AMEDI Lafia, while the Gov. Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa would perform the groundbreaking ceremony at Keffi.
Earlier, leader of the delegation, Aminu Maifata, Executive Chairman, Lafia Local Government, commended NASENI boss for the innovative and transformative strides in the agency.
Maifata also applauded Prof. Haruna for being an exemplary leader and illustrious son of Nasarawa State.
He assured full support and assistance of the delegation in ensuring that the event is successful.
He said that Nasarawa State would continue to be a state of repute in growth and development of the country.
NAN recalls that in a quest to diversify Nigeria’s economy in line with President Muhammadu Buhari administration agenda, NASENI received a presidential approval for the establishment of North Central Zonal Institute in Nasarawa State. (NAN)