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NASENI wants use of its e-voting machine for elections


[FILE PHOTO] Voters during election

National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure (NASENI) said yesterday that the adoption of the electronic voting machine it produced for the elections would help check electoral malpractices in the country, stating that the device which had been tested and found to be reliable was being patented and expressed hope that it would be adopted for home use or exported to other countries to generate revenue for the country.

Executive Vice Chairman, NASENI, Muhammed Haruna, who stated this at NASENI day at the ongoing 2019 Science, Innovation and Technology expo, added that the agency had worked hard to make available in the Nigerian market, the primary and intermediate capital products required for machine and equipment design, fabrication and mass production in order to provide the enabling environment for sustainable industrialization of the country.

Haruna, who was represented by the Director of Advanced Manufacturing Technology in Jalingo, Muhammed Dauda, said the agency, through her institutes have turned out numerous products which have impacted lives and businesses.

He announced that the agency was showcasing seventeen new products at the ongoing expo and three which includes Mechatronics training kit, glass produced from agricultural waste and smart prepaid energy meter had been designated “star products “from a rigorous and strict consideration by a selection committee from the agency.

He stated that the mechatronics training kit would provide understanding in mechanical engineering, electronics, computer engineering at primary and secondary levels of education and used as tool for effective teaching and learning. He said by using the smart prepaid energy meter from the agency, considerable amount of revenue losses could be reduced.

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