Written by Chuks NZEH

Labour calls for probe of ex NASENI boss

The Academic Staff Union of Research Institutions, ASURI, has called for the probe of the scientific claims of former executive chairman of the National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure, NASENI, Prof. M. S. Haruna.

The union also frowned at the recommendation by the Minister of Science and Technology, Ogbonnaya Onu, for the re-appointment of the outgone executive vice chairman.

The union while holding a protest rally at the premises of NASENI in Abuja urged President Muhammadu Buhari to investigate claims of scientific breakthrough under the former EVC.

Addressing journalists during the protest, ASURI Secretary General, Dr. Theophilus Ndubuaku, alleged that the the former NASENI boss claimed to have developed an Unmanned Area Vehicle, UAV, as well as an e-voting machine.

He said, "He did not develop anything. We wants to draw the attention of Nigerians and government. We are calling on government to come and probe all that he said he developed during his five years tenure.”

Ndubuaku also said more than one week after a new acting Executive Vice Chairman was appointed for the agency, the former EVC is yet to formally handover

 

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