Pantami commissions 4,366 projects, programmes
Shortly before leaving office, the immediate past Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Prof. Isa Pantami, unveiled and commissioned 4,366 projects, programmes and initiatives implemented under his supervision as minister.
This took place at the Communications and Digital Economy Complex, Mbora, Abuja and virtually at the remote locations of the commissioned projects.
The commissioning ceremony was graced by several dignitaries, including the former Governor of Bayelsa State, Senator Henry Seriake Dickson, the Chief Executive Officer of the Nigerian Finacial Intelligence Unit (NFIU), Modibbo R. Hamman Tukur and the Chairman of the Board of the Nigeria Postal Services (NIPOST), Maimuna Yaya Abubakar, among others. Chief Executive Officers of the parastatals under the Ministry were also in attendance.
According to a statement, yesterday, signed by the minister’s spokesperson, Mrs. Uwa Suleiman, the dignitaries appreciated Pantami for his leadership. They extolled his passion for the digital economy sector and the development of Nigeria. They congratulated him for how he has shown that the Nigerian youth can excel at the top levels of leadership in the country.
According to the statement, the commissioned projects were spread across all the states of the Federation and were executed by the Ministry and all the parastatals under the Ministry. Some of the projects commissioned included the Community IT Training Centre, Ogbomosho, Oyo State; the Digital Nigeria Centre, Udi Abia Secondary School, Enugu State; IT Hub, Gashua, Yobe State; Mini-ICT Square Project, Minna, Niger State; Digital Awareness Programme Cardoso High School, Apapa, Lagos State; Digital Nigeria Centre, Gen. Hassan Usman Katsina Unity College, Bauchi State, among several others.
The Nigerian Postal Service (NIPOST) also unveiled 10 three-ton trucks to enhance their postal services. The trucks were purchased from internally generated revenue and were commissioned by the Minister.
A 443-page Compendium of Achievements was also unveiled to provide a concise summary of the achievements that were recorded under the leadership of Pantami since he became a minister August 21, 2019.