The National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure (NASENI) has called for partnership in local production and domestication of lithium batteries and renewable energy
This is announced in a press statement issued and signed by Mr Olusegun Ayeoyenikan, spokesperson of the agency and made available to a Geeky Nigeria correspondent in Abuja on Tuesday.
According to the statement, Dr Bashir Gwandu the Vice Chairman of NASENI revealed that the agency was committed and determined to partner with international companies that are willing to establish industries in Nigeria for local production of renewable energy solutions.
“We are expecting such companies to manufacture electric vehicles parts, among others”
The Vice chairman made the call when he received a business delegation from LEMI Technology Shenzhen, China at the corporate headquarters of the agency in on Tuesday.
He explained that NASENI was already doing a lot in the area of solar panel production,.
He also informed them that the agency has held a meetings with other companies from around the world with a view to seeking partnership on local production of lithium-based end-products in Nigeria.
Hinting on domestication of technologies, capital goods production and commercialisation in Nigeria, the Vice chairman said this would help bridge the technological gaps between Nigeria and other countries.
“We are giving opportunities to partners to come and establish in Nigeria.
“This will be more attractive to companies that want to patronise our products.
“It will also help in domesticating these technologies” Gwandu was quoted in the statement.
Ayeoyenikan noted that Gwandu was optimistic that the call was an opportunity for partners who had the intent to produce in Nigeria to do so.
Responding the Chief Executive Officer of LEMI Technology Mr. Xie Feng said Nigeria and China had a relationship for many years, adding that the nation was a hub for investment opportunities.
He expressed the willingness of his organisation of partnering with NASENI through an (MoU) on renewable energy with particular reference to products like solar and television panels, inverters and battery production.