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Food Security: NASENI To Complete Local Machine Design Institute In Imo

National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure (NASENI)
National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure (NASENI)

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The Executive Vice Chairman/ Chief Executive of the National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure, Prof. Mohammed Haruna, says NASENI will soon complete a local agricultural machine institute in Imo State.

He said this in Owerri yesterday during a visit to Governor Hope Uzodinma.

He noted that the establishment of the institute was part of steps to promote food security in the country.

He said with the pace of work, the Agricultural Machinery and Equipment Development Institute, Mbutu-Aboh in Mbaise axis, would soon be commissioned.

He described the institute as a pacesetter for revolution waiting to happen in the agriculture sector.

Speaking on the objectives of NASENI to establish the agricultural equipment and machinery in all the six-geopolitical zones of Nigeria, he said: “The development of agricultural equipment and machinery and their production systems and the transfer of these capabilities to private sector satellite industries for mass production.

“The mission of the NASENI is to establish and nurture an appropriate and dynamic Science and Engineering Infrastructure base for achieving home initiated and home sustained industrialization process through the development of relevant processes, appropriate local machine design and machine building capabilities for capital goods and equipment manufacture, for job creation, national economic wellbeing and progress.

“The mission of NASENI was therefore well-crafted to depart from carrying out basic research performed in the academics without thought of practical ends.”

Responding, Uzodimma said with the establishment of an agricultural equipment and machinery development institute in Imo, a nuclear project would soon be commissioned in Nigeria.

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