DR. WILLIAM ALO INAUGURATES TEAMS TO DRIVE PMS INPLEMENTATION IN COMMUNICATIONS MINISTRY AND ITS AGENCIES – CHARGES MEMBERS TO BE COMMITTED
The Permanent Secretary Dr. William Alo has officially inaugurated the Ministerial and Sectoral Project Management System Implementation Teams for the Ministry and its agencies.
Speaking at the occasion, the Permanent Secretary said the inauguration of the Performance Management System (PMS) Implementation Team is contained in the Head of Service Circular with directives and some guidelines dated 1st December, 2022 to all MDAs to set up their PMS Implementation teams.
He reiterated the resolve of the Head of Service of the Federation, Dr. Folashade Yemi Esan to ensure the successful implementation of the reform initiatives aimed at having a world-class Civil Service that will deliver efficient and effective service.
Dr. Alo added that the Performance Management System (PMS) which replaces the Annual Performance Evaluation Report (APER) provides a more detailed, comprehensive and digitally-driven culture of performance management with scientific approach in the civil service.
IN WASHINGTON, PANTAMI SIGNS ARTEMIS ACCORDS AND ANNOUNCES SPACE X PARTNERSHIP AT THE US-AFRICA LEADERS’ FORUM
The Honourable Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Professor Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, signed the Artemis Accords on behalf of Nigeria. He also announced partnership with Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) to provide broadband access across the whole of Nigeria. These two events took place at the ongoing US-Africa Leaders’ Forum (USALF), taking place in Washington DC, United States of America. The Summit is hosted by President Joe Biden of the United States and brought together leaders from across Africa.
Pantami signed the Accords to signal Nigeria’s participation in the next phase of space exploration to be coordinated by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). President Paul Kagame also announced Rwanda's endorsement of the Accord. President Paul Biya of Cameroon, NASA Administrator Bill Nelson and the Deputy Secretary of Commerce, Mr. Don Graves, also spoke at the event. Nigeria and Rwanda were the first two African countries to sign the Accord and the 22nd and 23rd in the world. The signing took place on the 13th of December 2022 at the U.S.-Africa Space Forum- a side event at the USALF.
PANTAMI BAGS DIGITAL INNOVATION AWARD
Nigeria’s Minister of Communications and first ever, of Digital Economy, Professor Isa Ali Ibrahim (Pantami) has emerged winner of the distinguished award for digital innovation.
The award which was conferred on him by President Muhammadu Buhari (GCFR), today, 21st October 2022, during the Excellence in Public Service Awards at the Presidential Villa, Abuja is yet, another attestation of Professor Pantami’s game changing leadership qualities which he has brought to bear in the nation’s economy.
PANTAMI LAUNCHES PARTNERSHIP FOR DIGITAL SKILLS PROGRAMME WITH COURSERA
In furtherance of its digital capacity building initiative, the Federal Government of Nigeria has entered into partnership with Coursera, a global online digital skills acquisition platform, to empower twenty four thousand Nigerians with digital and developer skills in various fields over a three year period.
Federal Government appoints new Postmaster General (PMG), NIPOST
The President, Federal Republic of Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR has approved the appointment of a new Postmaster General/Chief Executive Officer (PMG), for the Nigerian Postal Service (NIPOST). This is following the recommendations made by the Honourable Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Professor Isa Ali Ibrahim (Pantami).