NASENI’s solar-powered bikes, others commendable – Senate

Bisola David
Bisola David
NASENI's solar-powered bikes, others commendable - Senate

The National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure’s production of renewable energy-powered machinery has been lauded by the Senate Committee on National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure.

The PUNCH stated that the senate committee praised NASENI for “championing local content development of solar-powered smart irrigation, tricycles, electric motorbikes and others with accelerated technology transfer.”

Chairman of the Senate committee on NASENI, Sen. Francis Onyewuchi, expressed satisfaction after touring the NASENI facilities and products with Executive Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Khalil Halilu on Monday while leading other committee members on an oversight function visit to the NASENI headquarters in Abuja.

In a statement, NASENI’s Directior of Information, Olusegun Ayeoyenikan, stated that further goods evaluated included machinery used to prepare animal feed, transformers etc.

“We want to assure NASENI of the support of the National Assembly to ensure that the agency effectively drives the vision of President Bola Tinubu in this area,” Onyewuchi said.

“The committee is quite pleased with the level of progress. I want to also thank them for making Nigeria go green, moving from fuel to non-fossil products, it is quite commendable. We would like to urge them to accomplish more because we are extremely happy with them,” he further explained.

The committee members who spoke individually stated that if the NASENI solar system is mass-produced, local companies will be strengthened, the nation’s economy will grow, and power difficulties will be solved with the help of the NASENI residential solar system and the electric bikes.

In response, the head of NASENI stated that certain items would be available in the second quarter of this year and that the organisation is creating a Technology Transfer Hub at its headquarters to make environmentally friendly technology more accessible and cheap in the short and long term.

“We told Nigerians that they would start seeing NASENI products by the first quarter of this year, and today you have seen three products: our electronic motorcycle and tricycle, our solar home system, which allows you to power your entire house off-grid, and the solar irrigation system, which functions similarly to a generator but runs entirely on solar power and batteries,” Halilu stated.

NASENI-branded goods will soon be accessible, Halilu promised Nigerians, “in our efforts to build a national brand for the country.”

He went on, “You will see them in the market very soon if you are producing commercially viable products, and they have to be affordable for the average man.”

Other lawmakers who made the trip include Chairman, Senate Committee on Science and Technology, Sen. Aminu Abbas; Deputy Chairman, Senate Committee on NASENI, Sen. Mohammed Onawo; Sen. David Jimkura; Sen. Sharafadeen Alli; and Sen. Abdullaziz Musa Yar’Adua.

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