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.
Browsing: Dr. Isa Ali Pantami
There were reports that Pantami during the weekly presidential media briefing organised by the Presidential Communication Media Team in Abuja on Thursday disclosed that the Federal Government has declared that Nigerians without a NIN risk 14 years imprisonment.
Airtel in a statement in Lagos said it was following an approval from the Federal Government, which granted them a verification and enrolment licence.
The Minister disclosed this information via his social media handles.
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.
President Muhammadu Buhari in a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, condoled with Pantami.
The centre seeks to position the country for the Fourth Industrial Revolution that dwells on emerging technologies.
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.