NASENI partners with Jordan on Technology transfer

The National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure NASENI is working with the kingdom of Jordan on the areas of Technology Transfer, domestication of Education and Training Development and on Food/Agriculture Traceability Technology Solutions.

The Executive Vice Chairman of NASENI, Prof Mohammed Haruna said this when the Ambassador of Nigeria to Jordan, Faruk Malami Yabo led his team on a familiarization visit to the Agency.

In a statement signed by the Chief Information Officer of the agency, Chinyere Obiorah Ekwuazi, the Nigerian Government through NASENI has signed a Memorandum of Understanding MoU with Ebsilon Hashemite kingdom of Jordan on Education and Training Development to establish technology transfer that would enable NASENI, through the implementation of CertVeri System to offer state-of-art online instantaneous certificates verification to beneficiaries.

It also said that the system will enable NASENI to help different entities (ministries, embassies, universities, educational entities and some other government departments, etc.) to use CertVeri System as one-stop station to digitally display their certificates for authentication whenever it is required.

The MoU that NASENI signed with the Decapolis on Food & Agriculture Traceability Technology Solution will enable Nigeria to exploit the Decapolis Food Guard platform, to certify the safety and quality of Nigerian food and agriculture products and to improve the efficiency of production and farming operations.

The NASENI deal with the Jordanese organizations was aimed at creating new economic development paths for Nigeria’s industrialization which had been the focus and commitment of the Agency.

The EVC said that the Jordanese team were also in the agency for technical assessment concerning the implementation of the two key projects contained in the MoU in order to have them domesticated in Nigeria.

“The collaboration will revolutionize how we do agriculture and technology in the country. The MoU is not a regular one, the implementation has started in Nigeria with their visit” Prof Haruna said.

Prof Haruna said the Ambassador was able to look inwards and found veritable areas of collaboration between Nigeria and Jordan, especially in educational system and agriculture, those areas he knew would benefit the two countries and within the mandate of NASENI”.

The Nigerian Ambassador to Jordan, Faruk Yabo, who expressed his satisfaction with the Agency, said that the mandate given to him by President Muhammadu Buhari in Jordan was to make sure that Nigeria entered into bilateral relationship with institutions from Nigeria and Jordan.

“Of all the collaborations that has materialized with speed is NASENI”. Amb. Yabo said.

The Ambassador noted that Nigeria has strong military collaboration with Jordan, adding that the model in Jordan could work in Nigeria as Jordan has unique location and were able to maintain relations with neighbouring countries despite the crisis surrounding the country.

“It is only technology that can make Nigeria catch up with development around the world and the reason for Nigeria’s on- going collaboration with Jordan.” He said.

The Chief Executive Officer, Ebsilon for Education and Training Development Mr. Joudi Ahmad Sheikh Sa’id, said it was his first time of meeting an Ambassador who was ready to establish a working relationship with Jordan.

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NASENI partners with Jordan on Technology transfer

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