The Executive Vice Chairman/Chief Executive Officer of the National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure, NASENI, Mr. Khalil Suleiman Halilu, has stated that investing in human capital development and staff motivation remains the best ways of repositioning the agency into a power-house of Science, Technology and Innovation, STI, at the global scene.
In his keynote address, at the opening ceremony of a 5-Day training for Information, New Media and Protocol staff of the agency, drawn from the headquarters and institutes, on New Media and Protocol Strategies for a Modern Government Agency in the 21st century, held on Monday at the Exclusive Serene Hotel, Wuye, Abuja, Mr. Halilu said that investing in staff training and development was vital for the success of any organisation.
According to him, “We are building a new NASENI where one of the overarching goals is to have well trained employees with knowledge and requisite technical, vocational and management skills required for the Agency’s growth and technology advancement.”
He said the reorientation would equip them to bring to fruition the Renewed Hope Agenda of President Bola Ahmed TinubuAdministration and also the Eight Priority Areas of the administration.
Buttressing the mandate of the agency, the NASENI boss noted that the agency’s mission was to drive Nigeria’s rapid industrialisation through the new three Cs of Collaboration, Creation and Commercialization.
He added that in the past four months since he took over the leadership of NASENI, the agency had embarked on new partnerships and collaborations aimed at turning NASENI’s over 150 scientific and technological prototypes, products and intellectual properties rights, IPR, into finished products.
He said that the 5-Day intensive training programme would enable information and protocol staff of the agency to catch-up with the current trends and international standards required for Mastering the Intricacies of New Media and Protocol Strategies that would take the Agency to greater heights.