By Adedayo Akinwale in Abuja
The federal government has appointed Dr. Aliyu Maje Adnan as acting Executive Vice Chairman/Chief Executive Officer of National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure (NASENI).
His appointment put an end to all uncertainties surrounding appointment of a new Chief Executive to steer the affairs of the Agency until further notice.
The Deputy Director, Information and Protocol,Â Olusegun Ayeoyenikan, disclosed this in a statement issued yesterday in Abuja.
He said his appointment, at the weekend, was conveyed in a letter signed by the Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu on April 26, 2018. The appointment takes effect from April 26, 2018.â€
Ayeoyenikan said being the most Senior Director in the agency,Â Adnan was next to Prof. M.S. Haruna whose five-year tenure ended on April 2, 2018 as Executive Vice Chairman/Chief Executive Officer of NASENI.
He noted that the letter from the minister conveying his appointment reads in part: â€œAppointment as Acting EVC/CEO of NASENI. I refer to the Nominal Roll of NASENI forwarded to my Office in a letter with Ref. No. NASENI/AD/GA/8/XV11a/536 dated 11/4/2018, by the Director of Administration and Human Resources with you as the most senior Director in the agency.
â€œBased on the above information, you are hereby appointed to manage the affairs of the Agency as Acting EVC/ Chief Executive Officer until further notice. Your appointment in acting capacity is with effect from 26/4/2018.â€
Adnan holds a PhD in Production Engineering from the Bayero University Kano (BUK), Kano. Other qualifications include Masterâ€™s degree in Mechanical Engineering, Postgraduate Diploma in Mechanical Engineering, all from the Bayero University Kano.
Until his appointment, Adnan was a Research Director in the agency. He started work in NASENI in August, 2003 as Director/Chief Executive Officer of Hydraulic Equipment Development Institute (HEDI) Kano, one of the development institutes under the agency.
He is a fellow of Nigerian Society of Engineers (FNSE). He was born in Kano State on February 18, 1957.