PANTAMI UNVEILS BOOKS AT EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES FORUM

The Honourable Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Professor Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, will publicly unveil two of his recent books at the Stakeholders’ Consultative Forum on Emerging Technologies, coordinated by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC).  The Forum will take place on Thursday, the 14th of July 2022, at the Sheraton Hotel, Maryland, Lagos.

The first book is titled “Datafication of Society to Foster an Internet Economy” and the foreword was written by the Secretary General of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), Mr. Houlin Zhao.  Mr Zhao has had a long distinguished career at the ITU and has served as the Secretary-General since 2014.  The International Telecommunication Union is the oldest UN agency and is a specialized agency of the United Nations responsible for many matters related to information and communication technologies.

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FG APPROVES MICROSOFT ENTERPRISE AGREEMENT AND MIGRATION OF C-BAND SERVICES TO ACCELERATE DEPLOYMENT OF 5G SYSTEMS

The Federal Executive Council approved an Enterprise Licensing Agreement for Microsoft Products and the clearing up of C-band Spectrum, in order to accelerate the deployment of 5G services in the country.  These took place during the meeting of the Council on the 29th of May, 2022.  This followed the presentation of 3 memos by the Honourable Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Professor Isa Ali Ibrahim (Pantami).

The Government-wide Enterprise Licensing Agreement for Microsoft products is a software acquisition cost-reduction strategy for government and it will be implemented by the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), under the supervision of the Federal Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy (FMC&DE).  This agreement is part of the Federal Government’s efforts towards keeping the cost of IT projects within sustainable levels.

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CHOGM 2022: PANTAMI MEETS WITH RWANDA’S ICT & INNOVATION MINISTER, TO STRENGTHEN PARTNERSHIP

The Honourable Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Prof Isa Ali Ibrahim (Pantami), had a meeting with Rwanda’s Minister for ICT and Innovation, Her Excellency Paula Ingabire.  The meeting took place on the sidelines of the recent Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM), which took place in Kigali, Rwanda.

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E-Government: President Buhari Inaugurates Presidential Council, Tasks Members on Improving Nigeria’s Ranking on Ease of Doing Business

President Muhammadu Buhari Friday in Abuja inaugurated the Presidential Council on Digital Economy and E-government, promising that his administration will continue to take advantage of digital technologies to transform every sector of the economy.
 
The President directed the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Prof Isa Ali Ibrahim (Pantami) to chair the Council on his behalf and give regular updates.
 
He tasked members of the Council to work towards further strengthening the capacity of government to develop, adopt and deploy digital technologies to make government more efficient and transparent, thereby improving Nigeria’s global standing in the ease of doing business index.

Pantami Sets Vision for Accelerating the Implementation of WSIS Action Lines

Nigeria’s Minister of Communications and Digital Economy and Chairman World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Forum 2022, Professor Isa Ali Ibrahim (Pantami) has unveiled his strategy for ensuring that the objectives of the WSIS Action Lines are achieved optimally. He made this disclosure while receiving the reports of the high level tracks during the Ministerial round table at the ongoing event in Geneva, Switzerland.