NITDA’s boss, Pantami among 43 ministerial nominees – joins Fashola, Akpabio, Amaechi, Sirika, others

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President Muhammadu Buhari has sent 43 ministerial nominees to the Senate for screening. The new ministers will form his new cabinet. Among them is the erudite Director General/CEO of the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Dr Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami.

Pantami who was appointed director general of the NITDA about three years ago joins the likes of Babatunde Fashola, Rauf Aregbesola, Godswill Akpabio, Rotimi Amaechi, Dr Chris Ngige, Timipre Sylva, Ogbonnaya Onu, Hadi  Sirika, and  Lai Mohammed – all former governors and ministers.

Pantami gained recognition for repositioning the government IT agency to live up to its mandate as an IT clearinghouse. Since assuming office, NITDA has helped to ensure full compliance to IT Procurement laws by all ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs).

Pantami, a scholar and lecturer in IT before his appointment hails from Gombe State in north east Nigeria.  He has gained numerous recognition for ensuring that NITDA enforced compliance of MDAs to the Local content policy on IT procurement..

Below is the full list of the 43 ministerial nominees:

Ikechukwu Ogar  – Abia

Mohammed Musa Bello – Adamawa

Godswill Akpabio – Akwa Ibom

Dr Chris Ngige – Anambra

Sharon O. Ikeazor – Anambra

Adamu Adamu – Bauchi

Maryam Katagum – Bauchi

Timipre Sylva – Bayelsa

George Akume – Benue

Mustapha Baba Shehuri – Borno

Godie Jerry Agba – Cross River

Festus Keyamo – Delta

Ogbonnaya Onu – Ebonyi

Osagie Ehinare – Edo

Clement Agba – Edo

Adeniyi Adebayo – Ekiti

Geoffrey Onyeama – Enugu

Isa Ali Pantami – Gombe

Emeka Nwajuba – IMO

Sulaiman Adamu – Jigawa

Zainab Ahmed – Kaduna

Hadi  Sirika – Katsina

Abubakar Malami – Kebbi

Sabo Nanono – Kano

Maj Gen Bashir Saleh – Kano

Ramatu Tijani – Kogi

Lai Mohammed – Kwara

Gbemisola Saraki – Kwara

Olorunnibe Mamowora – Lagos

Babatunde Fashola – Lagos

Subairu Dada – Niger

Olamilekan Adegbite – Ogun

Tayo Alasoadura – Ondo

Rauf Aregbesola – Osun

Sunday Dare – Oyo

Paulen Tallen – Plateau

Rotimi Amaechi – Rivers

Mohammed Maigeri Dengaji – Sokoto

Saleh Momoh – Taraba

Abubakar D Aliyu – Yobe


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