On Friday, President Bola Tinubu approved the appointment of Khalil Suleiman Halilu as the new Executive Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure (NASENI). Halilu assumed this position, succeeding Dr. Bashir Gwandu, four months after his appointment by former President Muhammadu Buhari. The announcement of his appointment was made through a statement issued by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Chief Ajuri Ngelale.
Here are nine key facts about the new NASENI boss:
1. Khalil Suleiman Halilu was born on October 29, 1990, in Kano, Nigeria, into a family with a background in trade.
2. He commenced his educational journey at Rainbow Primary School in Kano in 1996 and completed his secondary education at St. Thomas Catholic School (2001–2003) before graduating from Prime College in Kano in 2006.
3. Halilu obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration in 2009 and a Master of Science degree in International Business in 2010 from the University of Hertfordshire, UK.
4. Before embarking on his career in technology, he explored waste recycling as one of his entrepreneurial ventures.
5. He has a history of founding several startups, including The CANs (an eco-friendly hub), OyaOya Strategic Services Ltd., and ShapShap Logistics Ltd.
6. Over the course of his career, Halilu has held various positions, including co-founder and CEO of KSH Construction & Design LTD in 2014, creative director and business developer at Africa Infotech Consultancy in 2015, operations manager at ZCET Global Meter Services Ltd, and chief operating officer at Scirrocco International Limited, a company specializing in tea and cold beverage production.
7. He has also served on the boards of various organizations, including Africa Infotech Consultancy, JIGS Environmental Services, and Agro-Allied Ltd.
8. Prior to his appointment as the NASENI CEO, he served as the chairperson of MACE Nigeria Ltd.
9. Among his diverse interests and hobbies, golf and polo stand out as his favorite sports. He is affiliated with clubs such as the Lagos Polo Club, the Nigerian Polo Association, the Abuja Polo Club, and the Kano Golf Club.
These facts provide an overview of Khalil Suleiman Halilu’s background, education, career, and interests, shedding light on his diverse experiences and accomplishments.
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