Seeing the recent success recorded in the first 45 days in office as the Honourable Minister of Communications, Federal Republic of Nigeria, in which contribution of ICT to GDP surpassed Oil and Gas, all SIM Cards in circulation in Nigeria registered, 35% Broadband Penetration recorded, foundation for Digital transformation being put in place, the Ambassador of Nigeria to the United Arab Emirates, His Excellency, Amb Mohammed Dansanta Rimi has commended His Excellency, President Muhammadu Buhari for appointing a young ICT professional to head the IT Industry.
Amb Rimi made his position known today while giving a goodwill message during the official commissioning of the Nigerian pavilion at the 39th Edition of Gulf Information Technology Exhibition Conference (GITEX) taking place in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
Similarly, the position of the diplomat was upheld by the Director General, National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Mr Kashifu Inuwa Abdullahi who described the Minister as a mentor and forward-thinking progressive individual with a clear vision for digital transformation.
The Executive Vice Chairman, Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta attributed the 35% broadband penetration success to the inspirational leadership of Dr Pantami, on his part, the Managing Director, Galaxy Backbone Ltd, Arch Yusuf Kazuare said: “ Dr Pantami is taking Nigeria to a new level”.
Source: Mr. Yusuf Abubakar, Personal Assistant (New Media) to The Minister