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Tinubu sacks NASENI boss, appoints 32-year-old as replacement


Tinubu sacks NASENI boss, appoints 32-year-old as replacement

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has sacked Dr Bashir Gwandu as the Executive Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure (NASENI) and approved the appointment of 32-year-old Khalil Suleiman Halilu as his replacement.

According to a statement by the Special Adviser to the President on media and publicity, Ajuri Ngelale, 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.

“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”, the statement reads.

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