New NITDA DG Ibrahim Pantami Meets with Management, Staff
The newly appointed Director General of NITDA, Dr. Isah Pantami has met with Management and Staff of the agency at its headquarter in Abuja. The amiable Pantami assured the staff of his desire to work with open arms as he solicited the support of all towards helping to achieve Mr. President’s goals of economic diversification using IT as a game-changer.
In a brief reception for him, Dr. Pantami said he is glad to have been received in such a wonderful manner by the outgoing acting DG, Vincent Olatunji, PhD and other members of staff.
Pantami promised to consolidate on the achievements the agency has recorded in past years adding that what is important to him is to see how Nigeria can explore the potentials of ICT for development.
He said, “What is important to us is Nigeria and I am here to work together with you as a team to achieve the vision of the Agency.”
Earlier in his welcome address, the outgoing Ag. DG assured him of the cooperation of all staff adding that NITDA is one big family.
Olatunji informed him that the Agency might be small in structure but very big in activities as he has come to improve upon its activities. He added that his coming cannot be at a better time than now when the nation needs to leverage on ICT as alternative to oil to come out of recession.
Following the announcement of Dr. Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami as the new Director-General of the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Cyber Africa magazine gives an insight into the personality of the Gombe State born Pantami who was among 12 other new CEOs announced to steer the leadership of different Federal Government agencies.
Dr Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami is currently an Associate Professor of Computer Information System at the Islamic University of Madinah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia as the first Nigerian Citizen ever to teach in the university of more than 63 years of existence.
Dr Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami was born in Gombe State, Nigeria where he had is elementary education before he completed his 1st Degree in Computer Science in 2002 at Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Bauchi, Msc Computer Science 2008, Master of Business Admin. (Technology) in 2010 the same University and he obtained his PhD in the United Kingdom.
He served as a lectured at ATBU Bauchi for more than a decade before joining the Islamic University Madina as Assistant Professor in Computing Systems & Information Technology. He has authored many books on ICT, STEM, Technology, Politics & Community Reconciliation & Religion.
Dr Isa has successfully participated in several Seminars, International & Local Conference and Workshops as Resource person, Speaker, Presenter, Discussant.
The new NITDA boss takes over from Dr. Vincent Olatunji, who successfully helped to pilot the affairs of the agency as Acting Director General.
NITDA was created in April 2001 in response to the National Information Technology Development Act (2007). The agency is expected to create a framework for planning, research, evaluation and regulation of Information Technology practices, activities and systems in Nigeria.