Sequel to the death of the late managing director, Scientific Equipment Development Institute (SEDI), Enugu, Prof. Samuel Ndubuisi, the executive vice chairman (EVC) of the National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure (NASENI), Prof. Mohammed Haruna has appointed Engr. David Dania to oversee the affairs of the institute, pending the appointment of a substantive managing director.
In a letter of approval dated July 8, 2021, he directed Dania to oversee the affairs of the institute with immediate effect. SEDI Enugu is one of the research development institutes of NASENI.
Dania is a specialist in automation, mechatronics, Artificial Intelligence (AI), and renewable energy. He has wide and varied engineering, industrial and multinational working experience.
He is entrepreneurial, and multitasking and a team player and has six publications and two patents. He received Certificate of Merit Award in recognition of outstanding performance and exemplary conduct in the agency and letters of commendation.
Dania holds a degree in electrical and electronics engineering from the University of Benin (UNIBEN), Benin City, Edo State, masters in electronics and communications engineering from the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA), Kaduna and a Ph.D (in view) in electronics from the Federal University of Technology (FUT), Minna, Niger State.
He developed the first solar panel manufacturing plant in Nigeria, the 7.5 MW NASENI Solar Panel Manufacturing Plant at Karshi, Abuja and produced the first made in Nigeria solar module.
He developed the first made in Nigeria motorcycle, NASENI M1 at NEDDI, February, 2013, the first made in Nigeria tricycle, ‘Keke NASENI’(cargo and passenger models), May, 2014 and was behind the design and fabrication of 10 tons integrated cassava processing plant in Minna and the development of NASENI electro pneumatic ventilator following the outbreak of COVID-19.
His other works include the rehabilitation of advanced manufacturing technology (AMT) machines: Coordinate measuring machine (CMM), rapid prototyping machine (RPM) at NEDDI- Nnewi, and vertical milling Machine (VMC) 750 at NEDDI, and SEDI –Enugu, establishment of the first IGR unit, in June 2013 at NEDDI as well as remitted revenue generated from other sources to FGN in 2013 and 2014.
He had served in the past as Ag. managing director of National Engineering Design Development Institute (NEDDI), Nnewi and also Ag. director, Engineering Infrastructure, NASENI headquarters.