NASENI is an acronym for National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure.
(1) The Agency shall gear its organisation and programmes towards the practical implementation of the National Science and Technology Policy to- (a) ensure that the national research and development system is managed outside the civil service system; (b) enhance the development and entrenchment of a new research and development tradition in Nigeria so as to-(i) establish in Nigeria the practice of an open, consistent, equitable, accountable and corporate research management system; (ii) engender a high morale and discipline in staff of all categories; (iii) ensure an efficient and cost-effective employment of available resources; (iv) achieve a high research and development output and revenue; and (v) make the desired impact on national economic and social development.