Following the recent vacuum created by the death of late Prof Samuel N. Ndubisi,the Managing Director of Scientific Equipment Development Institute (SEDI) Enugu, the Executive Vice Chairman/CE of the National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure (NASENI) Engr. Prof Mohammed Sani Haruna has appointed Engr.David Dania to oversee the affairs of the institute, pending the appointment of a substantive Managing Director.

In a letter of approval by the Executive Vice Chairman /CE dated 8th July,2021, Engr. Dania was directed to commence overseeing the affairs of the institute with immediate effect. SEDI Enugu is one of the research development institutes of NASENI.

Engr.David Dania is a Specialist in Automation, Mechatronics, Artificial intelligence (AI), and Renewable Energy. He has wide varied engineering, industrial and multinational working experience.

He is entrepreneurial, and multitasking and a team player. He has six publications and two patents. He received CERTIFICATE OF MERIT AWARD in recognition of outstanding performance and exemplary conduct in the Agency. Also he received letters of commendation. Educational qualifications: WASC, Government Secondary School (GSS), Pankshin, Plateau state, Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical/Electronics), University of Benin (UNIBEN), Benin City, Edo State, Masters of Engineering (Electronics and Communications Engr.), Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA), Kaduna, Kaduna State, in progress PhD (Electronics), Federal University of Technology (FUT), Minna, Niger State. He developed the First Solar Panel Manufacturing plant in Nigeria, the 7.5 MW NASENI Solar Panel Manufacturing plant at Karshi Abuja, and produced the First made in Nigeria solar module. He developed the First Made in Nigeria Motorcycle NASENI M1 at NEDDI, February, 2013, the First Made in Nigeria Tricycle ‘Keke NASENI’ May, 2014 (Cargo and Passenger Model). Others include: Design and fabrication of 10 Tons Integrated Cassava Processing plant, at Minna. Development of NASENI Electro Pneumatic Ventilator following the outbreak of COVID-19. Rehabilitation of Advanced Manufacturing Technology (AMT) machines: Coordinate Measuring Machine (CMM), Rapid Prototyping Machine (RPM) at NEDDI Nnewi, and Vertical Milling Machine (VMC) 750 at NEDDI, and SEDI -Enugu. Establishment of the first IGR Unit, in June 2013 at NEDDI; remitted revenue generated from other sources to FGN in 2013 and 2014.

He had served in the past as Ag.Managing Director of National Engineering Design Development Institute (NEDDI),Nnewi and also Ag.Director, Engineering Infrastructure, NASENI Headquarters.

Mr Olusegun Ayeoyenikan
Deputy Director, Information