FG Commissions e-Government Training Centre for Capacity Building

The Honourable Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ali Ibrahim (Pantami) has commissioned an e-Government Training Center, one brand new 36 seater Hyundai Bus as well as a 260 KVA Generator set to provide uninterrupted electricity to the Centre. 

 The Centre is located at the premises of the Public Service Institute of Nigeria (PSIN), it was built and donated to Nigeria Government by the Korea Government through the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) for the capacity building of e-Government in Nigeria.

The Hon. Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ali Ibrahim (Pantami) performed the commissioning ceremony on Friday at the Public Service Institute of Nigeria in Abuja.

Performing the ceremony, Pantami conveyed President Muhammadu Buhari sincere appreciation to the Republic of Korea Government and her Ambassador to Nigeria, H.E Major Gen. Lee In-tae (Rtd.) for this intervention, adding that the e-Government Centre will go a long way in bridging the gap in the training and retraining needs of Civil Servants in Nigeria.

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Dr Pantami Chairs eNigeria 2019 Central Working Committee, Urges Patriotism

As a public servant, the position we occupy is not based on inheritance, but rather, a call to service. Public office is a trust, the Honourable Minister, Federal Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami FNCS, FBCS, FIIM has said.

The Honourable Minister made this assertion in his capacity as the Chairman, Central Working Committee (CWC), of the tech gathering during the inaugural meeting of the working group. The information technology conference is scheduled to hold from Thursday, 28th to Saturday, 30th of November 2019 with the theme: "Achieving National Digital Economy."

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Capacity Development, Key to Attainting a Digital Economy - Honourable Minister

The Honourable Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami FNCS, FBCS, FIIM has stated that the Ministry under his watch will prioritize Digital literacy with a view of ensuring that by the year 2022- 2023 all Federal Public Servants are computer literates.

The Next Level prime mover made this known today while delivering the keynote address during the closing ceremony of the capacity development program for eGovernment in Nigeria and the official Hand-Over of the eGovernment Training Centre to Nigeria. Both projects were executed by the Korean Government through its representative in Nigeria (KOICA).

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PANTAMI ORDERS BROAD POLICY DEACTIVATION OF AUTOMATIC VOICEMAILS ON EXISTING PHONE LINES

The attention of the Honourable Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, has been drawn to the latest trend of financial exploitation by Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) in the country, through the automatic activation of the Voicemail Service on their platforms. Based on recent reports reaching the office, the practice has gained momentum in recent times.

The Voicemail service should be accessed at the discretion of the subscriber and not by default. The Honourable Minister finds it worrisome and totally unacceptable, that telecoms subscribers incur financial charges, for a service they are compelled to use by default. Voicemail is not a popular service among mobile phone users in Nigeria, coupled with the language challenge among rural dwellers, who mostly do not understand the language deployed by these networks.

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PANTAMI ORDERS TERMINATION OF CASH PAYMENTS IN NIPOST OFFICES NATIONWIDE

It has come to the attention of the Honourable Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Ali Ibrahim (Pantami) FNCS, FBCS, FIIM that some unscrupulous elements, have been taking undue advantage of the cash payment system under the Nigeria Postal Services (NIPOST), to engage in corrupt practices.

In line with the anti corruption Agenda of President Muhammadu Buhari GCFR, and the mandate of the Federal Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy, the Honourable Minister hereby directs the Post Master General, to with immediate effect, suspend all existing cash payment plans within its establishments nationwide. The Post Master General, is to ensure that all its offices revert to Point of Sales (PoS) and bank teller transactions immediately.

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