Abuja – President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday urged the National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure (NASENI) to do more to publicise its inventions for the benefit of Nigerians.
The President made the call after he was briefed on NASENI’s recent work by the Chief Executive of the Agency, Prof. Sani Haruna, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
Buhari said unless the Agency’s inventions were adopted and further developed by manufacturers, the country and ordinary Nigerians would not enjoy the benefits of its good work.
The President, who was impressed by the achievements and inventions of the Agency, then directed it to explore ways of working with the Defence Industries Corporation, Kaduna, to manufacture the light weapons it had designed.
He said “looking at your work, the laboratory equipment, the weapons’ designs, these are things that can save us resources if you can coordinate with existing specialist agencies and work together.’’
Earlier, Haruna had narrated the recent achievements of NASENI to the President, which inluded the light weapons’ designs and laboratory equipment and the new energy-saving LED lamp products. (NAN)