Federal Government Approves 6000 Digital Tablets and the Deployment of Regulatory Systems

The Federal Executive Council approved the implementation of the Advanced Digital Awareness Programme for Tertiary Institutions (ADAPTI) and the deployment of a regulatory system to support the telecommunications industry at its meeting on the 8th of December, 2021.
This followed the presentation of memos by the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Prof. Isa Ali Ibrahim (Pantami). The Minister was accompanied by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Mr. Bitrus Bako Nabasu, the Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. Umar Garba Dambatta, Prof Sahalu Junaidu and the Director of Financial Services of NCC, Mr. Yakubu Gontor.

Pres. Buhari, Pantami, others attend Dubai Expo 2020

His Excellency, President Muhammadu Buhari has assured the global community of the Federal Government's determination and readiness to partner with investors in critical sectors of Nigeria's economy.
Mr. President gave this assurance while making his remarks during Nigeria's special day at the EXPO 2020 taking place in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE) with the theme "Connecting Minds, Creating the Future".


Nigeria’s Minister of Communications and Digital Economy Professor Isa Ali Ibrahim (Pantami) today, 30th November 2021, informed the forum of Ministers attending the Future Tech Forum in London, that the protection of citizens data in the country is not just a secondary legislation but a constitutional requirement.
The Minister who addressed his global counterparts at a forum titled; THE FUTURE OF TRUST IN DATA AS A FORCE FOR GOOD, disclosed that the Nigeria Data Protection regulation (NDPR) 2019 is in full effect to build trust between the government and the governed, with non-compliance attractinga stiff penalties. ’Nigeria already has some policies in place to ensure the protection of citizens data and to also build trust between government and citizens. There is also a subsidiary legislation called the guidelines for processing personal data which gives impetus to the NDPR and assurance of confidentiality to citizens. Thirdly, government also invested in creating awareness among the citizenry to enable understanding of both the regulation and government’s willingness to adhere to the dictates of law regarding confidentiality”


Nigeria’s Minister of Communications and Digital Economy Professor Isa Ali Ibrahim (Pantami) today, 30th November 2021 while addressing the Forum of technology ministers at the Future Tech Forum in London, called for a global approach to tackling the menace of cybercrime as the need for datafication takes the lead among global economies.
Addressing his counterparts on THE FUTURE OF THE INTERNET: TRENDS AND OPPORTUNITIES, Professor Pantami using copious illustrations noted that “the need for the collection of data is increasing daily and will continue to do so at a significant pace. According to research, from the dawn of civilisation to the early 200s, only five exabytes of data was collected. Today however, approximately 2.5 exabytes of data is collected within 24 hours. By implication, the amount of data generated and collected within 48 hours today, is the same as that which was generated and collected over five thousand years before. Again, research by the International Data Corporation has indicated that in the next four years, 41.6 billion Internet of Things (IoT) devices could be connected and inter connected and these devices are expected to generated around 79.6 billion petabytes of data”


Nigeria’s Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Professor Isa Ali Ibrahim (Pantami) is currently leading the Nigerian delegation at the on going Future Tech Forum holding in the United Kingdom, London. The two day event holding at the Science Museum in London is a melting pot of ideas on global digitalisation. The Forum seeks to address issues ranging from health tech innovations, building blocks in digital regulation, infrastructure, climate and Artificial Intelligence among others.