Browsing: Dr. Isa Ali Pantami

Launching the National Policy for the Promotion of Indigenous Content in Nigerian Telecoms Sector and Revised National Identity Policy for SIM Cards registration, the President said proper identification of all Nigerians and legal residents in the country and ability to conveniently access a data base will provide impetus for more effective planning and security oversight.

Rights and Freedom Advocates received the news of the dictatorial policy with amazement and wondered if informed and patriotic Nigerians were among those who took the draconian and short-sighted policy. The most disappointing was that the Management of NIMC was among the decision makers that took the iniquitous decisions when some Nigerians who have been going to NIMC offices for months have been thronging our office with complaints of not having opportunity to register for the NIN.

The quite critical article I did on Dr. Isa Ali Pantami, the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, quickly flashed back to my mind. I had received different comments on the said article, with some friends saying I was not fair to the notable Islamic scholar and digital worldview professional.