Prof. Haruna has diverse working experiences which cuts cross industries, academic and government institutions. He worked previously as a Technician, Supervisor, Engineer, Maintenance and Services Manager and Technical Manager with many firms including NASCO Group of Companies, Ikara Food Processing Company, Mainsys Technical, Controlled Plastics Limited, Kano and New Nigerian Printing and Packaging Plc. He also received a specialist training on heavy-duty engines from MASONS POWER GENERATION U.K. and has overhauled several heavy-duty equipment. Haruna was also Managing Director of Central Support Engineering Limited from 1995 to 2009. He was one time Head of Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering Kaduna Polytechnic, a visiting Lecturer to Bayero University Kano, one time Director/Chief Executive Officer of Power Equipment and Electrical Machinery Development Institute (PEEMADI) Okene and was also Director Engineering Infrastructure at the Headquarters of National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure (NASENI). Before his current appointment as Executive Vice Chairman/Chief Executive of NASENI, he was Acting Director General/Chief Executive of the Agency. He is currently a visiting Professor to Nigerian Turkish Nile University (NTNU).
He is a Registered Chartered Engineer with United Kingdom Engineering Council (U.K), COREN registered; a Fellow of the UK based Institution of Electrical Engineers (FIEE) now the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), a Fellow of the Nigerian Society of Engineers (FNSE), he is also Fellow Nigerian Association of Technologists in Engineering (FNATE) among others. He has varied publications in National and international journals. He is an author of three reputable textbooks.
He has received several meritorious awards including the best all round granduant of Kaduna and Plateau State polytechnics, best performing Director of Engineering Infrastructure Development Institutes 2010, and the Institution of Engineering and technology (IET) creativity and innovation award 2010 and merit award of excellence by Nigerian Society of Engineers 2012.He was a governing council member of Nasarawa State vocational and Relevant Technology Skill Acquisition Board.
He is currently a board member of Raw Materials Research and Development Council (RMRDC), the team leader of the Presidential Standing Committee on Inventions and Innovations, a member of presidential task team on development of industrial, Science and Technology Park, and a member task force on implementation of National Science and technology policy and programs of Federal Ministry of Science and Technology among others. Dr. Haruna is the incumbent Executive Vice Chairman/Chief Executive Officer of National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure.