NAE honors NAENI for its research and engineering feats

The Nigerian Academy of Engineering (NAE) has honored the National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure (NASENI) for projecting engineering practices in Nigeria and raising the bar for research and development (R&D) results that have led to technological innovation.

NAE described NAENI as an “outstanding engineering agency with high-level contributions to the Academy”.

In a statement released yesterday by the Deputy Chief Information Officer of NASENI, Mr. Olusegun Ayeoyenikan, he said that NASENI carried out research and design in the areas of manufacturing the first made in Nigeria helicopter, first vehicles unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) for agricultural purposes and security surveillance.

NASENI also designed and manufactured the first electronic voting solution capable of solving voting and ranking problems in the country’s political system and other innovations.

The award was received by the Executive Vice President/General Manager of NASENI, Professor Mohammed Sani Haruna, at the Metropolitan Club, Victoria Island, Lagos.

The president of NAE, Eng. Alex O. Ogedegbe described NASENI as a worthy partner and ace builder in promoting and growing the practice of engineering in the country.

He also praised the agency for its financial contribution to the Academy. In his response, Professor Haruna said that recognition by NAE was a challenge for NASENI to do more.

He told reporters after the event that “The Nigerian Academy of Engineering is the highest engineering body in the country, therefore, any recognition and praise from such a body is taken seriously and also motivated NASENI to do more”.

Other recipients of the NAE awards were Globacom, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Airtel, the Energy Commission of Nigeria (ECN) and MTN Nigeria.

Group Managing Director/CEO of Niger Delta Exploration and Production Plc, Mr. Adegbite Falade spoke on “Ownership Changes in Nigerian Oil and Gas Assets: Trends, Implications and Prospects” at the event.

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