The Executive Vice Chairman/Chief Executive Officer of the National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure, Mr Khalil Halilu, has stated that investing in human capital development and staff motivation is the best way of repositioning the agency into a power house of Science, Technology, and Innovation.
He stated this during his keynote address at the opening ceremony of a five-day training course for Information, New Media, and Protocol staff of the agency. He noted that investing in staff training and development was vital for the success of any organisation.
In a statement signed by Deputy Director Information, NASENI, Mr Chima Akwaja, he said, “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.”
Halilu highlighted that the agency’s mission is to drive the country’s rapid industrialisation through collaboration, creation, and commercialisation. He added, “We have assembled about forty-one (41) staff responsible for information and protocol activities from ourHeadquarters and Institutes to benefit from this training. This training will upskill the crop of staff to communicate our new strategy and partnerships to a different public.”
In his welcome address, the Director of Information, Protocol and New Media Unit, Mr Segun Ayeoyenikan, said, “The Information, New Media and Protocol Department play a critical role of projecting the image, products, mission, and vision of the Agency amongst its technology end-users and critical stakeholders.
“The EVC/CEO has committed to building a 21st century institution built on the 3 core principles of Collaboration, Creation, and Commercialisation guided by a strategic corporate plan which ensures that NASENI’s human and material resources are optimally harnessed with a view to achieving the Federal Government’s Industrialization drive.”
According to the agency, it has embarked on new partnerships and collaborations to turn around its over 150 scientific and technological prototypes, products, and intellectual property rights into finished products.