The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), on Tuesday, said maintaining Nigeria’s critical infrastructure may pose a challenge in the medium and long term except for the deliberate repositioning of the National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure by the current regime.
He also said that NASENI would be a pivotal legacy his government will bequeath to the next administration in 2023.
He said, “After this administration, resourcing and sustainability of these critical infrastructure will present a challenge on the medium to long term basis.
“But with our deliberate repositioning NASENI to be at par with other similar agencies of government across the world and optimal performance, we are convinced that the future maintenance of our key national infrastructure are assured.”
Buhari said during the commissioning of the President Muhammadu Buhari Technology and Innovation Complex at NASENI Headquarters, Idu Industrial Zone, Abuja.
This is according to a statement signed by the President’s Special Adviser (Media and Publicity), Femi Adesina, titled New NASENI, pivotal legacy I’ll bequeath to next government- President Buhari; honors exec vice chairman.
The President stated that under his watch, the Agency, is being repositioned to become a Technology and Innovation Hub for national development.
“We are sure that these advanced Science and Engineering Core facilities will assist our nation in the attainment of Africa Union’s 2063 Agenda and United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals, 2030,” he said