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Pantami says NITDA is government’s knowledge hub

By Fabian Tarpael   |   07 October 2016   |   1:43 am
Dr. Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami

Dr. Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami

Dr. Isa Ali Pantami, the newly appointed director general, National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), has described the agency as a very strategic to government’s knowledge-based economy drives.

Pantami stated this in his inaugural address to the management and staff of the Agency at the Headquarters in Abuja, saying that NITDA is one of the most knowledge based government institutions that require a harmonious blend of knowledge and creativity.

He said that NITDA’s mandates have placed on it a huge responsibility and from which so much is expected.

In his address, the new DG thanked the staff of the Agency for the warm reception given to him and appreciated Dr. Vincent Olatunji, erstwhile acting director general, for the kind and gracious introduction he demonstrated last week when he came for familiarization and handover note.

Pantami observed that he had given the note a cursory and preliminary glance which has availed him of understanding the activities of the Agency.

He added that he would keep in touch with the immediate past acting DG for clarification where necessary.

He said: “The handover notes have given me some insights into what is on ground here. In the next few days and weeks, I would like to meet with departmental and unit heads, individually and collectively, for a better appreciation of where the agency is today and what challenges lie ahead of it.”

Pantami who said he was inspired by the famous declaration of President Muhammadu Buhari of “I belong to everybody and I belong to nobody” in his inaugural speech assured the staff that justice, fair play, transparency and rule of law would be the guidepost of his administration.

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