Advance Manufacturing Technology Centre, a new project in SEDI-Enugu was commissioned on 13th January 2021 by the Executive Vice Chairman of National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure (NASENI) Engr Prof. M. S. Haruna. The centre serves as an advancement from the traditional machining process. The Advance Manufacturing Technology Centre has capacity to train technical personnel in the use of CAD and CAM in production of machine components. Engineering personnel can also acquire the skills needed in the Operation and Programming of CNC machine.
Engr. Prof. Ndubisi in his opening remark said that this day is a historic one in the life of the entire management and staff of the Institute, he noted that the Executive Vice Chairman is an examplary leader bearing in mind the transformation he has done so far in NASENI. He thanked Engr. Prof. Haruna for his support to the Institute in actualization of all its activities. He reminded the crowd that the foundation of this project was laid by The EVC in 2018 and today we are reaping the harvest in celebration.
The EVC in his speech said it is a good project for us in NASENI because our mandate as an Agency is "To create an enabling knowledge-driven enviroment for local mass production of standard parts, goods and services required for the nation's technology advancement".
Further more he applauded President Muhammadu Buhari for given the Agency support to actualize its vision. Noting that the edifice will be used for skill Acquisition, Training of Youths and Entrepreneur Development, in line with the present administrations effort to improve science and technology in Nigeria. He noted that the project is for the benefit of all Nigerians. He applauded the efforts of the Managing Director to do more for the benefit of Nigerians, because this is a good step in the right direction.
While interacting with the press, both The Executive Vice Chairman and Managing Director were unanimous is declaring that Advance Technology was the latest method used globally for manufacturing as was demonstrated with the Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machine that produces with precision.
Virtually every machine part could be produced at the centre and with precision, the essence of the Advance Manufacturing Centre is to create a conducive enviroment for people to work, learn and by extension create jobs.