The Minister of Justice and Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami (SAN), has donated 20 hectares of land to host the National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure (NASENI) Skills Acquisition Centre in Bagudo, Kebbi State.
Making the presentation at the weekend in Kebbi State, Malami, who emphasized that no nation could develop without deploying technology and infrastructure in relevant sectors to boost the economy, thanked the executive vice chairman of NASENI, Prof. Mohammed Haruna, for driving the agency’s vision and mission, even as he lauded the agency for championing technological change in the state.
“The centre is a relief to the community and people of Kebbi State. It will be used to engage and empower the teaming youths in the local government, state and Nigeria at large,” he said.
The minister extolled the NASENI boss for his doggedness in advancing science and engineering through local innovations in Nigeria.
Represented by Hon. Bello Nasarawa, Malami extended his well wishes to the agency and pledged to continuously partner NASENI in the construction of the skill acquisition center.
In his remarks, the highly elated Haruna expressed gratitude to Malami for easing NASENI’s search for land in Kebbi State by offering his land for the development of a skill acquisition center. He described the minister as an exemplary leader with passion and love for his people.
Represented by the agency’s director of procurement, Dr. Mohammed Mohammed, he further said the skill acquisition center would go a long way to train and empower the people of Kebbi State on the latest technology in the world.
“The purpose of the centre is for training and empowerment. The features of the structure will be of international standard ranging from workshops, offices, staff quarters and hostels as the case may be,” he said.
A statement by the special assistant to the NASENI EVC, Peter Ewu, said the minister’s delegation consisted of Hon. Bello Mohammed Nasarawa, Alhaji Abubakar Mohammed Tuga, representing Emir of Bagudo and Alhaji Mohammed Bagudo, representing executive chairman, Bagudo local government.