Idris Ahmed, Keffi.
Nasarawa state governor, Engineer Abdullahi A Sule has commended the De Lorenzo Engineering & Training Solutions for the donation of multi million naira technical equipments to the Nasarawa state University, Keffi.
The governor who expressed his appreciation for the kind gesture of the donor of the equipments, noted that the materials arrived at the nick of time when the Faculty of Engineering in the state University is about taking off.
Governor Sule who reiterated his administration’s commitment towards enhancing technological advancement of the state, assured that all efforts are being put in place to ensure the timely completion of the Lafia Institute of Technical Education.
He equally assured of the determination of his administration to upgrade all skills acquisition centres across the State.
To demonstrate the government’s commitment towards technological advancement, Engr. Sule disclosed that relevant organs of government has entered into partnerships with NASENI and other worthwhile collaborators for the rapid development of technical manpower within the academia and among technologically minded people of the state.
The governor therefore urged the state University to fully utilise the equipment so as derive the benefit it offers.
The Governor admonished the students to appreciate the importance of the integrated circuits provided and explore the opportunities it provide to learn and provide capacity, skills and manpower to the upsurge of industries which will soon blossomed in Nasarawa state.
While challenging the students to be inventive and innovative, Engnr Sule counselled them to learn how to operate the integrated circuits.
” You should also learn how to build your own integrated circuits and that is my dream”. Gov. Sule stressed.
Presenting the engineering equipments, Chief Executive Officer of De Lorenzo SPA, Doctor Matteo Prosperi said the company produces engineering training equipment and has so far been able to train engineers and technicians in over 160 countries.
Mr Prosperi stated that the time has come for Nasarawa state to benefit from its more than 68 years existence and experience in high level Italian engineering quality and expertise.
“I strongly believe that our world class engineering training equipment and services will greatly contribute to the University’s vision to be a world class Centre of Excellence”, Matteo stated.
Prosperi expresses optimism of the state achieving its vision of being among the three most competitive states in Nigeria by 2023 considering the Governor’s investment in human capital development.
In his remarks, Executive Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure, NASENI, Engineer Professor Muhammed Sani Haruna appreciated the support of De Lorenzo to the overall growth and development of engineering in Nigeria.
Professor Sani Haruna stated that NASENI will continue to partner the government of Engineer Abdullahi Sule as it seeks to ensure capacity building and provide employment through technical and vocational education, adding that collaboration with De
Lorenzo and the State University will speed the growth of the newly established Engineering Faculty.
“NASENI is also emulating De Lorenzo and will donate its own equipment to the Faculty of Engineering in Nasarawa State University upon completion of manufacturing of its local components at NASENI institute”. Prof Sani stated.
Aside linking the Stare university with Memorial University of Newfoundland in Canada, Prof Sani maintained that Professors and experts from NASENI are available on visiting terms to meet manpower requirements of engineering courses to ensure proper takeoff of engineering programmes
The Vice Chancellor of Nasarawa State University Keff, Professor Suleiman Bala Mohammed commended Governor Abdullahi Sule for facilitating the take off of the faculty.