Buhari Sacks NASENI CEO Hours After Extending Tenure
The President, Muhammadu Buhari, has directed the immediate sacking of Mohammed Sani Haruna, the Executive Vice Chairman (EVC) of the National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure (NASENI).
This was disclosed in a statement by the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation on Tuesday.
The statement, signed by Willie Bassey, the Director of Information, revealed that Buhari directed the former NASENI boss to hand over to the next most senior officer in the establishment.
This move came hours after the president had extended Haruna’s tenure by two years.
According to the statement, the decision to remove the EVC followed the realization that he had completed the required term in office.
The President had initially extended Haruna’s tenure from 2nd April 2023 to 2nd April 2025 before reversing the decision.
“President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the Executive Vice Chairman (EVC) of the National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure (NASENI), Professor Mohammed Sani Haruna, to immediately hand over his office to the next most senior officer in the establishment,” the statement reads.
“This follows the reversal of the extension in office granted by the President from 2nd April 2023 to 2nd of April, 2025 because the EVC had completed two tenures of five years each in the organization.
“The president appreciates the contributions of Professor Haruna in the development of the engineering infrastructure sub-sector of the economy, and wishes him success in his future endeavors.”
NASENI is an agency under the Federal Ministry of Science and Technology, charged with the responsibility of using locally available resources to develop and promote technology in the country.
The agency has been instrumental in the development of several technology-based initiatives in Nigeria.