About the Minister

Prof. Isa Ali Ibrahim (Pantami) is the Honourable Minister of Communications and Digital Economy of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. Dr Pantami obtained a Bachelor of Technology in Computer Science (B.Tech), from the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University (ATBU), and proceeded to   acquire two Masters Degrees from the same institution in quick succession. One in Computer Science (MSc) and the other, an MBA in Technology Management with flying colours. 

 

 

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National Policy on Fifth Generation (5G) Networks for Nigeria's Digital Economy

The Federal Government has approved the deployment of the Fifth Generation Network, otherwise called 5G in Nigeria.
The Honourable Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Prof. Isa Ali Ibrahim (Pantami) announced the approval after the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting in Abuja on Wednesday, September 8, 2021.

   

 Obtain Radio Frequency Licence

 This is to inform all our customers that the Ministry is repositioning to serve the public better. As a consequence, analogue spectrum licensing processes in the ministry are being upgraded to digital licensing processes. Thus, our existing customers are to please take note and may be required to provide additional licensing information for smooth migration to the digital platform

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NATIONAL POLICY ON VSAT INSTALLATION CORE SKILLS FOR NIGERIANS

The Policy is expected to enable the provision of specialized skills to Nigerians and avail them with opportunities to be engaged locally and by global satellite operators for VSAT installation.

 

The Honourable Minister of Communications, Barrister Adebayo Shittu has declared that Nigeria will soon accede to the Budapest Convention whose main goal is to establish a common criminal policy to better combat computer-related crimes worldwide through harmonizing and improving international cooperation.   

 

The Honourable Minister disclosed this at a One day Stakeholders’ Seminar on Cyber Crime Prevention and Mitigation in the Public Sector. The Budapest Convention is the first international treaty seeking to address internet and computer crime by harmonizing national laws, improving investigative techniques, and increasing cooperation among nations.  

Nothing that Cyber crimes have gone cancerous, the Minister said he was prepared to fully cooperate with Stakeholders to fight the menace. He noted the need for cyber security awareness among the populace, cooperation of the law enforcement and communication service provider and efficient prosecution of cases of cyber crime as necessary in winning the war.

Barrister Shittu, solicited the cooperation of all stakeholders in securing the cyber space. He told the participants at the Seminar that the Federal Ministry of Communications and Office of the National Security Adviser will lead in the campaign for enforcement of the Cyber crime Act 2015  

Also, the Minister said the Ministry of Communication would convert the Digital Bridge Institute into Multi-campus ICT University, the first of its kind in Africa. This was in realization of the fact the Country does not have a dedicated institution for awarding degrees. Barrister Shittu added that each of the six geo-political zones will soon have one ICT innovation hub to further empower the youth.  

Speaking earlier, the Permanent Secretary, Arch. Sonny Echono in his opening address presented by the Director of ICT, Federal Ministry of Communications enjoined the partners “to join the Ministry in reaching the vision of prosperity and security within our networked world for partnership and action to make cyber space secure and safe’’.

The Seminar was organized by the Federal Ministry of Communications in collaboration with Verint Systems to provide participants with cyber crime and cyber security awareness and analyzing the socio-economic implications of cyber- attack as it affects the economic and social development of a nation. Participants at the Seminar were drawn from the Military, Paramilitary Agencies, Office of the National Security Adviser and ICT Agencies.   

Source: Ozoya Imohimi, AD (Information), Ministry of Information

12th July, 2016

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