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President Buhari Appoints Five Principal Officers For NASENI by Shollze: 2:40pm On Mar 30
President Muhammadu Buhari (GCFR) has appointed Five (5) 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 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.

The newly appointed principal officers Include:

1.Dr. (Mrs) Olayinka Adunni Komolafe: appointed as Secretary to the Agency.

2. Engr.Prof. Danshehu Bagudu Gwandangaji : appointed as Coordinating Director, Engineering Infrastructure.

3.Prof. Umar Ibrahim Gaya: appointed as Coordinating Director, Science Infrastructure.

4.Mrs. Nonyem Onyechi : appointed as Coordinating Director, Planning and Business Development.

5.Mr. Ibrahim Baba Dauda : appointed as Coordinating Director, Finance & Accounts.

DR. (MRS) OLAYINKA ADUNNI KOMOLAFE, until her appointment was the head of NASENI Governing Board Secretariat in Abuja. Before then she held the position of Director Administration and Human Resources (AHR) at the Engineering Materials Development Institute (EMDI) Akure, one of the NASENI development institutes. She holds a doctorate degree (PhD) in Public Management and Leadership and two (2) master’s degrees in public administration and International Relations. She has twenty-three (23) years experience in administration of which five years has been at the Directorate cadre. Dr. Komolafe as an administrator has over the years provided innovative solutions to corporate growth and development of EMDI that successfully repositioned the institute to positively contribute to acquisition, domestication, and proliferation of technologies in Nigeria. She has contributed to the development of key policy documents of NASENI and their
implementation. She has exhibited professionalism, sound judgement and leadership skills in execution of her schedules.

ENGR. PROFESSOR DANSHEHU BAGUDU GWADANGAJI studied Mechanical Engineering at National Diploma (ND), Higher National Diploma (HND), Bachelor of Engineering, Master’s of Engineering and a Doctor of Philosophy in the same bias. He has vast research and managerial experience. He was from 2009-2014 the Director/Chief Executive Officer, Sokoto Energy Research Centre at Usman Danfodiyo University Sokoto (UDUS), when utilization of solar energy was popularized by the institution. He rose from a craftsman to a technician then Engineer and ultimately changed the game (PhD). Danshehu has transversed all levels of Engineering and as such both his hands and mind are nimble.

PROFESSOR UMAR IBRAHIM GAYA holds B.Sc (Hons) Chemistry, M.Sc Analytical Chemistry and a PhD Catalysis from University of Putra Malaysia. He is also a professor of physical chemistry. He has about three years post-doctoral research experience in Malaysia and in petroleum academic sector in Oman. These are areas of research needs for products development in oil and gas sector for economic development and also being explored by Science Infrastructure unit of NASENI.

MRS. NONYEM ONYECHI is the Director of Planning and Policy Analysis (PPA) at NASENI Headquarters and has occupied this position for seven (7) years. She is a seasoned and astute civil servant with professional experience of thirty-one (31) years having worked at the Federal Ministry of Science and Technology (FMST) for two (2) years and subsequently in NASENI for Twenty-Nine (29) years. She is well grounded in the development of science, technology and innovation policies and has demonstrated satisfactory skills and best practices in the formulation and implementation of the mandate of NASENI. Mrs. Onyechi is also of proven integrity, transparency and accountability which earned her the highly coveted NASENI Merit Award as the Best Performing Director in 2018.

IBRAHIM BABA DAUDA is currently the Director of Audit and Compliance at the Fiscal Responsibility Commission (FRC), Abuja since 2010. He worked previously in the Oil and Gas Sector, Chartered accounting firms, textile manufacturing, presidential and inter-ministerial committees on Revenue Monitoring and Implementation of public sector financial reforms as member of IPSAS among several others. He is found to be of proven integrity and goal oriented with efficient performance.

The appointment of above principal officers is for initial five (5) year tenure.

NASENI is Nigeria’s flagship science and engineering Innovation agency responsible for research & development of capital goods-machinery, equipment and mass production of standard parts, goods & services required for Nigeria’s technology advancement.

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 direct control of the President for effective performance.

President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR, is the Chairman Governing Board of NASENI.

The appointments are with immediate effect.

SIGNED:

Olusegun Ayeoyenikan
Deputy Director, Information
NASENI
Re: President Buhari Appoints Five Principal Officers For NASENI by PoliteActivist: 2:43pm On Mar 30
No Ijaw. Whhyy no Ijaw??

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Re: President Buhari Appoints Five Principal Officers For NASENI by jazon(m): 3:37pm On Mar 30
hmmm
Re: President Buhari Appoints Five Principal Officers For NASENI by veekid(m): 3:38pm On Mar 30
Buhari and his kunnu infested brain

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Re: President Buhari Appoints Five Principal Officers For NASENI by makermix: 3:38pm On Mar 30
hows the tooth pick coming?



make music with me
Re: President Buhari Appoints Five Principal Officers For NASENI by oilking: 3:39pm On Mar 30
Hmm
Re: President Buhari Appoints Five Principal Officers For NASENI by emmanuel596(m): 3:39pm On Mar 30
No need to check their names

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Re: President Buhari Appoints Five Principal Officers For NASENI by momodub: 3:39pm On Mar 30
Ok na
Re: President Buhari Appoints Five Principal Officers For NASENI by mamaafrik(m): 3:40pm On Mar 30
Proliferation of organization with Zero input and value.
Bring in Chinese Technocrats to come and lecture in our university.
Build more technical schools and retrain our science and technology oriented students

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Re: President Buhari Appoints Five Principal Officers For NASENI by Nobody: 3:41pm On Mar 30
IPOB your food don ready o... Come and hate as usual

IPOB SCHOOL

4 + 4 = HATE angry

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Re: President Buhari Appoints Five Principal Officers For NASENI by Donbabafx1(m): 3:41pm On Mar 30
I'm slightly disappointed they are not all northerners grin

But though matter how mixed it is, foolani must have the lion share.

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Re: President Buhari Appoints Five Principal Officers For NASENI by CocoaOla: 3:41pm On Mar 30
that man that have been devaluing Nigeria naira currency anyhow should be sack he is incompetent

many local business is slashing workers work force and salaries but he still go ahead to devalue the naira currency causing 29% inflations in one year that too much now

local made goods price is getting higher why salaries is getting lower that man should be sacked he is doing triers and error with Nigeria economy
causing unnecessary hardship on low income earners

Buhari is wasting our foreign reserve scarce dollar on foreign medical check up
Re: President Buhari Appoints Five Principal Officers For NASENI by RRodwave(m): 3:41pm On Mar 30
Hausa Appointments once again
Re: President Buhari Appoints Five Principal Officers For NASENI by JovialJune(f): 3:41pm On Mar 30
Must fulanis be three there? Can't he pick from the five geopolitical zones so that everyone can be carried along?

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Re: President Buhari Appoints Five Principal Officers For NASENI by Iceiscold: 3:41pm On Mar 30
Let's hope they put their experience to bear move the agency forward
Re: President Buhari Appoints Five Principal Officers For NASENI by RRodwave(m): 3:42pm On Mar 30
grin as if you no no who be president
PoliteActivist:
No Ijaw. Whhyy no Ijaw??
Re: President Buhari Appoints Five Principal Officers For NASENI by bigdammyj: 3:42pm On Mar 30
Noted
Re: President Buhari Appoints Five Principal Officers For NASENI by OnlyDeCapPlease(m): 3:43pm On Mar 30
These ones go dey buga now. Dem go begin price property for Dubai sharp sharp grin

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Re: President Buhari Appoints Five Principal Officers For NASENI by AmazingELixir: 3:43pm On Mar 30
lipsrsealed


The thing in Aso rock is irredeemable.....which brain Northerners get to conduct or coordinate Engineering and Science based research.


Oooh! 2023 where art thou speed....do come fast ooh...let this plague foisted in this country pass over.
Re: President Buhari Appoints Five Principal Officers For NASENI by heckymaicon(m): 3:44pm On Mar 30
Scam of a president.



Nigeria youths una mumu never do?

Re: President Buhari Appoints Five Principal Officers For NASENI by Ever8090: 3:44pm On Mar 30
Every position na him this goat dey gather him people full
Re: President Buhari Appoints Five Principal Officers For NASENI by valentineuwakwe(m): 3:46pm On Mar 30
I no see any ijaw, Erik, urhobo or other minority names here. ..even those who claim one north, I no see any gala, tiv , jukun or kanuri person here n i wonder if minority can't hold a big post in Nigeria!
Re: President Buhari Appoints Five Principal Officers For NASENI by clothingonline(m): 3:48pm On Mar 30
Nigeria politics

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Re: President Buhari Appoints Five Principal Officers For NASENI by Mikecold: 3:48pm On Mar 30
Science and technology too he had to continue with quota people


The only two non Hausa/fulanis there one is a mere secretary another is for planning committee


The main research and science segment he gave to fulanis Yet this is the same science and technology that Southerners have proven to be better in than the north.

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Re: President Buhari Appoints Five Principal Officers For NASENI by janedonez(m): 3:50pm On Mar 30
Mine is on the way.
Re: President Buhari Appoints Five Principal Officers For NASENI by thundafire: 3:52pm On Mar 30
Agency that doesn't work at all only comatose. They go dey pray to hammer if earthquake strike just like NCDC strike with COVID-19
Re: President Buhari Appoints Five Principal Officers For NASENI by 005Z00: 3:55pm On Mar 30
:D5
Re: President Buhari Appoints Five Principal Officers For NASENI by sevo(m): 3:59pm On Mar 30
Oga dey appoint before he go two weeks leave....
5 appointments....3 mallam

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