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Friday, September 30, 2016

Pantami assumes office @NITDA, visits Adebayo Shittu

The newly appointed Director-General of the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Dr. Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, has visited the Minister of Communications, Barrister Abdur-Raheem Adebayo Shittu, within 48 hours of his assumption of duty at the Federal Secretariat, Abuja, reports ITRealms.

Pantami, accompanied by Malam Nafiu Baba-Ahmed and Alhaji Shehu B. Umar during the visit to Shittu, ITRealms recalls  was appointed following the suspension of the former DG, Mr. Peter Jack on January 20, 2016, and appointment of one of the directors in the agency, Dr. Vincent Olatunji as the acting DG pending the appointment of a substantive DG; thus leading to the Federal Governments appointment of some 13 chief executive officers of Ministries, Departments and Agencies including Dr. Pantami on Monday, September 26, 2016.

Dr. Pantami, who is an Associate Professor of Computer Information System at the Islamic University of Madinah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia before his appointment, is the first Nigerian ever to teach in the university of more than 63 years of existence.

He was born and grew up in Gombe State, Nigeria where he obtained his basic education. He completed his first degree in Computer Science in 2002 at Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi (ATBA), Master of Science (MSC), Computer Science 2008, Master of Business Admin (MBA) Technology in 2010 from the same university and he obtained his PhD in the United Kingdom.

He was a lecturer at ATBU, Bauchi, for more than a decade before joining Islamic University Madina as Assistant Professor in Computing Systems & Information Technology. He has authored many books on ICT, STEM, Technology, Politics & Community Reconciliation & Religion.

Doris Minimah in Abuja/GEE
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Pix: Shittu and Pantami during the visit.

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