About Naseni

For over three decades, the National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure (NASENI) has been committed to a unique and enduring mission: to establish and nurture an appropriate and dynamic Science and Engineering Infrastructure-base for achieving home-initiated and home-sustained industrialization through the development of relevant processes, capital goods, and equipment necessary for job creation, national economic well-being, and progress.

The genesis of NASENI dates back to 1992, when it was established by the Federal Government following the recommendations of the White Paper Committee on the 1991 Report of a 150-member National Committee on Engineering Infrastructure. Since then, NASENI has been the only purpose-built intervention agency of the Federal Government under the Presidency, designed to conduct developmental work in the areas of manufacturing.

NASENI explicitly strives for transformational change instead of incremental advances. It does not perform its engineering alchemy in isolation. It works within an innovation ecosystem that includes academic, corporate, and governmental partners, with a constant focus on the Nation’s industrial Services, which work with NASENI to create new strategic opportunities and novel tactical options.

NASENI’s mandate focuses on capital goods research, production, and reverse engineering with respect to the following broad areas:.

This vibrant, interlocking ecosystem of diverse collaborators has proven to be a nurturing environment for the intense creativity that NASENI is designed to cultivate. NASENI comprises various development Institutes spread across the country, each with a specific mandate. Together, we are committed to pushing the limits of our disciplines and achieving success in less time than might be considered reasonable in a conventional setting. At NASENI, we are constantly probing for the next big thing towards achieving economic self-reliance.

Our Administration

  • Mrs. Nonyem Onyechi

    COORDINATING DIRECTOR, PLANNING AND BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

    Engr. Prof. Gwandangaji DanSheh

    COORDINATING DIRECTOR, ENGINEERING INFRASTRUCTURE
  • Professor Umar Ibrahim Gaya

    COORDINATING DIRECTOR, SCIENCE INFRASTRUCTURE

    Mr. Ibrahim Baba Dauda

    COORDINATING DIRECTOR, FINANCE AND ACCOUNTS
  • Dr. (Mrs) Olayinka Adunni Komolafe

    SECRETARY TO THE AGENCY
    • Catherine White

      Program Director - Housing

      Catherine White is responsible for one of our most ambitious housing programs covering citizens of all social groups and ages.

    • Danielle Gray

      Strategic Director - Energy

      Danielle Gray supervises our energy programs that introduce a new approach to electricity and heating distribution and management.

    • Dr. (Mrs) Olayinka Adunni Komolafe

      SECRETARY TO THE AGENCY
    • Stephen Rose

      Principal Consultant

      Stephen is one of our leading consultants who works with the community of our city to provide the
      required help and assistance.

      COORDINATING DIRECTOR, PLANNING AND BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
      COORDINATING DIRECTOR, ENGINEERING INFRASTRUCTURE
      COORDINATING
      DIRECTOR, SCIENCE INFRASTRUCTURE
      COORDINATING
      DIRECTOR, FINANCE AND
      ACCOUNTS
      SECRETARY TO THE
      AGENCY

      Departments

      Natural & Physical Sciences

      Nanoscience

      Research Lab Development

      Manufacturing Services

      Technical Services

      Civil & Environmental Engineering

      Administration & Human Resources

      Planning & Policy Analysis

      Technology Business Development

      Finance & Accounts

      Procurement

      Information & Protocol

      Past Chief Executives of NASENI

      • 1992-1997

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        Prof. GORDIAN O. EZEKWE

        The late Professor Gordian Obumneme Ezekwe became the first Vice Chairman and Chief Executive of NASENI. He undertook several postgraduate engineering apprenticeships in industries in Nigeria and the United Kingdom. He began his academic career in Nigerian College of Arts, Science and Technology in 1960 as a lecturer in mechanical engineering and 1966, senior lecturer in mechanical engineering at UNN. After the Civil War, he was promoted to a professor in mechanical engineering in 1974. He was one of the leaders of the famous Science Group during the Nigeria civil war, where he made outstanding contributions in engineering design and fabrication. He was also appointed by the Federal Government as the Director/CEO of Project Development Institute (PRODA) from 1976 1989, during which he founded SEDI-E in 1979. In January 1992 he was appointed the first executive Vice Chairman of NASENI, a post he held until his death in June 1997.  

        1997-2003

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        DR. TIMOTHY OBIAGA

        Dr. Timothy Obiaga became the Director-General/Chief Executive in 1997. Dr. Obiaga continued where his predecessor left, thereby ensuring that there was continuity in fulfilling the mandate of the Agency.  

      • 2003-2012

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        Prof. OLUSEGUN O. ADEWOYE

        Late Professor Oyeleke Olusegun Adewoye, was an erudite scholar from University Manchester, England. He obtained a Ph.D in metallurgy and material science at the University of Cambridge in 1976. Within five years, he established two new specialized high tech centres to join the six already in existence in the agency.

        2012-2023

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        Prof. MOHAMMED SANI HARUNA

        Professor Haruna holds a PhD and master of engineering degrees in electrical engineering from Bayero University Kano and a second PhD and Masters of Philosophy degrees in Entrepreneurship from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) Nairobi – Kenya. He is a Fellow of the Nigerian Academy of Engineering (FAEng) and COREN, a chartered engineer with the United Kingdom Engineering Council (U.K), a fellow of several Institutes of engineering and technology, fellow of the Nigerian Society of Engineers (FNSE) and a fellow of Solar Energy Society of Nigeria (FSESN) among others. He has various publications in national and international journals, and he is an author of three reputable textbooks. Prof Haruna has recorded several remarkable achievements that has intervened in various sectors of national development. These include the successful take-off of NASENI Solar Energy Limited (NSEL), ongoing projects on establishment of transformer manufacturing plant, establishment of a high voltage laboratory, development of UAV projects and food processing machinery for agricultural purposes, amongst others.  

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        DR. BASHIR GWANDU

        Dr Gwandu holds a number of masters degrees, as well as a PhD in electrical engineering from prestigious universities around the world. He has designed many devices that are used in the telecoms, oil/gas, power, defense, and aviation industries, some of which have been patented in Europe and the United States. He is a chartered electrical engineer, and a fellow of the prestigious Institution of Engineering Technology (IET) UK. Whilst in the academia, he published over 40 Electronic and Electrical Engineering Research papers in electrical engineering journals and conference proceedings. Gwandu also served as Acting EVC/CEO of the Nigerian Communications Commission in 2010, he was the Executive Commissioner for Engineering and Technical Standards at the Commission. Dr Gwandu was part of a number of Nigerian Presidential/Ministerial think-tank committees including Vision 20-2020, Nigerian ICT RoadMap, the Launch committee of the Nigerian Communications Satellite (NigComsat-1) and the National Broadband Plan 2020-2025. He represented Nigeria and sometimes Africa, as a lead speaker at a number of UN World Telecommunications conferences.

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