Mrs. Nonyem Onyechi

Mrs. Nonyem Onyechi

Coordinating Director, Planning and Business Development
Nonyem Onyechi was the Director of Planning and Policy Analysis (PPA) at NASENI Headquarters and occupied this position for seven (7) years. She is a seasoned and astute civil servant with professional experience of thirty-one (31) years having worked at the Federal Ministry of Science and Technology (FMST) for two (2) years and subsequently in NASENI for Twenty-Nine (29) years. She is well grounded in the development of science, technology and innovation policies and have demonstrated satisfactory skills and best practices in its formulation and implementation of the mandate of NASENI. Mrs. Onyechi is also of proven integrity, transparency and accountability which earned her the highly coveted NASENI Merit Award as the Best Performing Director in 2018.
Engr. Professor Danshehu Bagudu Gwadangaji

Engr. Professor Danshehu Bagudu Gwadangaji

Coordinating Director, Engineering Infrastructure
Born in December 1963 at Gwadangaji, Birnin Kebbi Local Government Area of Kebbi State, Prof. B.G. Danshehu started his educational carrier at Gwadangaji Town Primary School in 1975 and later proceeded to State College of Arts and Science, Sokoto where he obtained his Government Certificate Examination, GCE before proceeding to the famous Kaduna Polytechnics in 1983 where he obtained OND and HND (in Mechanical Engineering) with an outstanding award as best graduating student, Production (Mechanical) Engineering. In 1993 and 1996, Prof. B.G. Danshehu was awarded Bachelor of Engineering (B. Eng.) and Masters of Engineering (M. Eng.) in Mechanical Engineering and Energy Studies by Bayero University Kano, during which he was recognized as an outstanding student in Levels III, IV and V respectively and later crowned as the Bayero University Best Graduating B. Eng. Student during 1992/93 session. Following his outstanding performance, The Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Bauchi in 1999 awarded him PhD, Mechanical Engineering. He started his working carrier with Sokoto Energy Research Centre (SERC) as a Technologist, and later as a Researcher (Research Staff) after obtaining the necessary educational qualifications. In addition to conducting researches on Renewable Energy and Energy Systems, Prof. B.G. Danshehu was also an active member of the teaching staff in the mainstream University (UDUS) where he undertook courses and supervised both undergraduate and postgraduate students. Prof. B.G. Danshehu rose to the rank of Professor 2008, while with Sokoto Energy Research Centre, Usmanu Danfodiyo University Sokoto (UDUS) as a research and teaching staff. He later became the Director/CEO of Sokoto Energy Research Centre in 2009. He was also head of the unit, solar thermal and wind unit, SERC; heads of Mechanical Engineering Department, Kebbi State University of Science and Technology Aliero, Pioneer DEAN Faculty of engineering of the same University and also Pioneer head of Department in UDUS. Subsequently, Head, Department of Solar Thermal and Energy Conservation Unit, Umaru Musa Yar’adua University Katsina. He was, at a time, President, Chairman and/or members of several Associations, Society, Committees and/or Boards:  President Sokoto state student associations, President Science Engineering and Medicine at BUK and President Solar Energy Society of Nigeria (SESN); Fellow, Nigerian Society of Engineers (FNSN) Fellow and life member of Solar Energy Society of Nigeria, Fellow Renewable and alternative energy society of Nigeria & Council of Registered Engineers; Editor-in-Chief, Nigerian Journal of Renewable Energy; and recipient of over 15 local and international award to mention but few He is happily married with one (1) wife and seven (7) children.
Professor Umar Ibrahim Gaya

Professor Umar Ibrahim Gaya

Coordinating Director, Science Infrastructure
The Coordinating Director, Science Infrastructure of NASENI, Professor Umar Ibrahim Gaya is the Dan Iya of Gaya, and a member of the family of his Royal Highness, the Emir of Gaya, Alhaji Ibrahim Gaya. He attended Kofar Naisa Primary School (1977-1983), Government Secondary School Sabuwar Kofa (1983-1986), and completed his secondary school education at Rumfa College, Kano (1989). In 1992, he attended IJMB programme at the College of Arts and Science, Kano. He was among the four best graduating B.Sc. (Hons) Chemistry students of the University of Maiduguri (1996). From 1997 to 1998, he had his national service at the Petrochemical Laboratory of Kaduna Refinery and Petroleum Company (KRPC), Nigerian National Petroleum Company (NNPC). He was the Quality Controller of Camom Engineering and Services Company (CAMESCO) which rehabilitated the KRPC Lubes Plant (1998-1999). In 2000, he was appointed as a Graduate Assistant by Bayero University, Kano. He was appointed as Technical Aid Corps in The Gambia (2002-2004) by the Federal Government of Nigeria. In 2004, he received M.Sc. Analytical Chemistry from Bayero University, Kano. Before his graduation with Ph.D. Catalysis from Universiti Putra Malaysia in 2009, he has left a hitherto unbeaten publication record. He was a post-doctoral research fellow in the Department of Chemistry, Universiti Putra Malaysia (2011), and in the Department of Petroleum and Chemical Engineering, Sultan Qaboos University (2011-2012). Professor Umar has a particular interest in innovatively addressing the outstanding societal challenges, and deepening the understanding of emerging technologies such as photocatalysis, crude oil upgrading, biodiesel synthesis and adsorption-based corrosion inhibition. He has led several developments in nanotechnology including the development of novel methods for the synthesis of low-dimensional (1D, 2D, 3D) mesoporous nanostructured materials of various technological interests. He has fabricated reactors and supervised engineering-based quality control works such as the retubing of heat exchangers and air fin coolers. Professor Umar Ibrahim Gaya has the experience of teaching a very high number of courses at pre-degree, diploma, B.Sc., PGD, M.Sc., and Ph.D. level in Bayero University, and other tertiary institutions. He has supervised the projects of many students of undergraduate, diploma, postgraduate diploma, M. Sc. and Ph.D., and has internally and externally examined undergraduate, M.Sc., and Ph.D. degrees at different universities. He has fostered the mindset and motivation of students towards the best scientific judgments. He has published many articles in top-tier high-impact journals of Science and Technology and had been written his name in the Top 25 Sciencedirect league table. He has been the most cited author from Bayero University as evidenced by Scopus, Journal Citation Report (JCR), Researchgate, and Google Scholar. He has published a book rated among the top 50 in the relevant collections of the world’s most famous publisher, the Springer Nature. Professor Umar Gaya has presented many papers locally, and at prestigious conferences in the UK, South Korea, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Hong Kong. He was among the presenters of the 2017 International Union of Pure and Applied Chemists (IUPAC) World Congress, at the Golden Hall of the World Trade Centre, Sao Paulo, where Nobel Laureates in Chemistry presented their works. He was among the facilitators at the Youth Forum of the 17th Commonwealth Conference of Education Ministers (17CCEM) at Kuala Lumpur. He has co-organised training, conferences, and seminars. He was part of the workers under the Malaysia Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS), Malaysia University Grant Scheme, and The Sultan Qaboos University Research Council (TRC) grant. He has presented invited papers at seminars organised by different universities. Professor Umar is a member of the Chemical Society of Nigeria (CSN), CSN stakeholders’ forum, the American Chemical Society-Catalysis Division (ACS-CATL.), and a reviewer of many Scopus-indexed journals of Science and Engineering. In February 2014, he was mentioned on the floor of the senate for reputable publications. In 2015 and 2016, he appeared among the top 7 scientists in Bayero University in the Webometric ranking of scientists sponsored by ACUMEN, European Commission, and Spanish Research Council for which he received a commendation letter of Bayero University. He was the Chairman of Bayero University Standing Committee for Research and University Journals Coordinating Committee, which comprises Deans and Directors. He was also the Deputy Director I/Acting Director at the Directorate of Research, Innovation, and Partnership. In Bayero University, he was a key member of more than 60 departmental, community, faculty, or university committees including many strategic committees/boards of Bayero University such as the Senate, Tetfund, Appointment and Promotion, Sponsorship, convocation, inaugural lecture committee, School of Postgraduate Studies (SPS), Academic Staff Corporative and Bayero University Press. He was the Departmental Postgraduate Coordinator, Head of Physical Chemistry unit, Faculty Examination Officer, and SIWES Coordinator. He is the coordinator of the Federal Government Special Works (FG SPW 2020). He has memorised Quran and can communicate in English, French, Arabic, Hausa, and Malay.  
Mr. Ibrahim Baba Dauda

Mr. Ibrahim Baba Dauda

Coordinating Director, Finance and Accounts
Mr. Ibrahim Baba Dauda, a Chartered Accountant was born in 1962 at Lokoja, Kogi State. He had his Primary school education at Kabawa LEA Primary School, Lokoja after which he proceeded to Ansarul Islam Secondary School, Ilorin where he obtained his WASCE. Thereafter, he studied Accountancy at Kwara State Polytechnic Ilorin and obtained his Higher National Diploma in 1988. He also holds an MBA from Bayero University Kano and a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (FCA), Associate membership of Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (CITN) and Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy of England and Wales (CIPFA). Mr. Dauda has wide working experience in various sectors of the Nigerian economy ranging from Oil and Gas, Professional Audit Practice, Manufacturing, and Public Service. He did the mandatory NYSC with Shell Petroleum, Senior Audit Manager at Pannell Ker Forster Chartered Accountants, Chief Accountant at Nortex Textile and group of Companies Kaduna, Managing Partner Ibrahim Dauda & Co, Director of Audit & Compliance of Fiscal Responsibility Commission. He has served in various Presidential and inter-ministerial committees on Revenue Monitoring and Implementation of Public Sector Financial Reforms as a member of PRM&RC IPSAS and Operating Surplus Revenue Implementation Committees among several others. He is a goal-oriented person with efficient performance, a football enthusiast, and married with children.
Dr. (Mrs) Olayinka Adunni Komolafe

Dr. (Mrs) Olayinka Adunni Komolafe

Secretary to the Agency
Dr. (Mrs) Olayinka Adunni Komolafe was the Director of Administration and Human Resources (AHR) at Engineering Materials Development Institute (EMDI) Akure, one of the NASENI institutes, and also oversaw the NASENI Governing Board (NGB) as Head of Secretariat. She holds a doctorate degree (Ph.D.) in Public Management and Leadership and two (2) Masters degrees in public administration and International Relations. She has twenty-three (23) years experience in administration of which five years has been at the Directorate cadre. Dr. Komolafe as an administrator has over the years provided innovative solutions to the corporate growth and development of EMDI that successfully repositioned the institute to positively contribute to acquisition, domestication, and proliferation of technologies in Nigeria. She has contributed to the development of key policy documents of NASENI and its implementation. She has exhibited professionalism, sound judgment, and leadership skills in the execution of her schedules.