President Tinubu appoints Youthful Innovator Khalil Suleiman Halilu as NASENI’s New CEO

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President Bola Tinubu of Nigeria has appointed 32-year-old Khalil Suleiman Halilu as the new Chief Executive Officer of the National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure (NASENI), signaling a fresh era of innovation and technology leadership.

The appointment of Khalil Suleiman Halilu was officially announced through a statement issued by Chief Ajuri Ngelale, Special Adviser to the President on Media & Publicity. This significant decision came following the dismissal of Dr. Bashir Gwandu, underlining the administration’s commitment to infuse fresh perspectives into key roles.

Khalil Suleiman Halilu’s tenure as CEO is set for an initial term of five years, adhering to the provisions of the NASENI Act of 2014. The selection of a youthful CEO reflects the government’s intent to harness youthful energy and innovation in propelling Nigeria’s science and engineering sector forward.

“This appointment is a testament to President Tinubu’s commitment to fostering innovation and technology-driven solutions for the nation,” noted the presidential spokesman.

Khalil Suleiman Halilu’s credentials reveal a deep connection to the world of innovation and technology. Born in Kano, he obtained his Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree in Business Administration in 2009 from the University of Hertfordshire. Following this, he pursued a Master’s degree in International Business in 2010, further honing his expertise in the global landscape of business and technology.

Mr. Halilu is expected to leverage his substantial experience as an innovator and technology expert to steer NASENI towards a new era of growth and development. His appointment signifies a fresh chapter in Nigeria’s quest for scientific and engineering advancements, highlighting the government’s determination to keep pace with the fast-evolving global technological landscape.

In adherence to the directive of President Tinubu, Khalil Suleiman Halilu has assumed his role with immediate effect, ready to chart an innovative course for NASENI.

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