Tinubu Sacks Bashir Gwandu as NASENI CEO, Khalil Suleiman Takes Over
By Modupe Gbadeyanka
The appointment of Mr Bashir Gwandu as the executive vice chairman and chief executive of the National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure (NASENI) has been terminated.
This action was taken by President Bola Tinubu, a statement from the president’s spokesman, Mr Ajuri Ngelale, disclosed on Friday.
It was disclosed that Mr Gwandu would now be replaced by a 32-year-old innovator and technology expert, Mr Khalil Suleiman.
He is expected to serve for an initial term of five years as stipulated in the NASENI Act, a part of the disclosure this evening stated.
“President Bola Tinubu on Friday approved the appointment of Khalil Suleiman Halilu as the new Executive Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure (NASENI).
“By this appointment, Khalil Suleiman Halilu will serve for an initial term of five years in accordance with the relevant sections of the NASENI Act, 2014.
“Mr Halilu, 32, is expected to bring his significant experience as an innovator and technology expert to bear in this important new national assignment.
The tenure of Dr Bashir Gwandu as EVC/CEO of NASENI is hereby terminated.
“By the directive of the President, this appointment takes immediate effect,” Mr Ngelale wrote in the statement.