December 3, 2023

NASENI, REAN to deploy renewable technologies to light up rural areas in Nigeria

The Executive Vice Chairman/CEO of the National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure (NASENI), Mr Khalil Halilu and the Managing Director/CEO of the Rural Electrification Agency of Nigeria (REAN), Ahmad Salihijo REAN have agreed to work together to deploy NASENI solar resources and renewable energy technologies to increase electricity supply in Nigeria’s rural areas.

This commitment was the outcome of meeting deliberations between the two chief executives in Abuja on Friday, September 15, 2023.

The staging of the meeting was a strong indication of Mr Halilu’s efforts to engage with stakeholders to promote the adaptation of NASENI’s Technologies.

“Halilu’s focus and drive since the assumption of office is to nurture an effective collaboration with stakeholders who will assist NASENI in fulfilling its mandate of providing a science and engineering infrastructure base for Nigeria’s businesses and the economy to thrive,” statement from the NASENI CEO’s office stated.

In the same vein, Mr Halilu also visited the Director General/CEO of the National Information Technology Development Agency, Mr Kashifu Inuwa Abdullahi, on a similar mission as the two CEOs emphasized the need to look inward to develop local content capacities to transform the Nigerian economy.

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