NASENI, NIPSS To Collaborate On Enhancing Digital Economy, Job Creation

By Sunday Etuka, Abuja 

In a bid to enhance Nigeria’s digital economy, and empower million youths through jobs creation, the National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure (NASENI) and the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS), Kuru, Plateau State have agreed to collaborate in that regard.

This was disclosed by the Executive Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (EVC/CEO), NASENI, Mr. Khalil Suleiman Halilu, while receiving participants of the Senior Executive Course (SEC) 46 of NIPSS who were at the Agency on Strategic Institution Study tour on Monday.

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Director, Information, NASENI, Mr. Olusegun Ayeoyenikan who disclosed this in a statement quoted
Halilu as saying that he was elated that NASENI was identified as one of the federal government’s agencies that have all it takes to empower and create job opportunities for Nigerian youths, and make the country self-reliant in manufacturing and digital economy.

Halilu said strengthening the capacity of key stakeholders in Nigeria to access, adopt and scale up technologies is an essential outcome of such cooperation and collaborations currently being undertaken by the Agency and “must be supported by the relevant offline conditions, such as an enabling policy environment, access to finance, appropriate incentives and innovation capacities.”

The Director-General of NIPSS, Prof. Ayo Omotayo, who led the delegation, said Nigerian youths can be empowered through translation of NASENI innovations to finished products and to strengthen the collaboration between the two organizations.

According to him, various groups from the institute have been sent to different agencies to study how policies for national development can be developed, adding that the Group in NASENI will do a deep study on NASENI on how the Agency can help in creating job opportunities for Nigerian youths using some of its technological innovations.

7th from Left, front row) The Director General, National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS),Kuru, Prof. Ayo Omotayo; and the Executive Vice Chairman/CEO, National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure (NASENI), Mr. Khalil Suleiman Halilu; (8th from left), in a group photograph with the Senior Executive Course (SEC) 46, 2024 of the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS) Kuru, Jos, during a study tour at NASENI Headquarters Abuja, today, Monday, 15th April, 2024.

He said “Nigeria cannot have good manufacturing without infrastructures and NASENI is very important in all the sectors in the country, especially in manufacturing industries. We need an Agency like NASENI to live up to expectations, we can work together with you to find means of transferring your innovations to effective job creation and youth empowerment.”

He noted that the Course 46 participants from NIPSS wanted to know the vision, mission and roles of NASENI and how they can be translated to job creation for youths in a digital economy.NASENI, NIPSS To Collaborate On Enhancing Digital Economy, Job Creation.




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