Nigeria’s Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami has turn into a professor of cybersecurity.
Pantami is amongst seven Readers (Associate Professors) promoted to professor by the Governing Council of Federal Univerity of Technology Owerri (FUTO) at its 186th assembly held on Friday, August 20, 2021, in line with PRNigeria.
Other promoted from Readers to Professor are Dr Okechukwu Onyelucheya of Chemical Engineering, Dr Alex I. Opara (Geology), Dr Conrad Enenebeaku (Chemistry), Dr Chikwendu Okereke (Geology), Dr Lawence Ettu (Civil Engineering) and Dr Godfrey Emeghara (Maritime Management Technology).
Pantami who just lately bagged the Security and Emergency Management Award (SAEMA) on Cybersecurity had lectured at Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University (ATBU), Bauchi, on ICT, earlier than becoming a member of the Islamic University of Madinah as Head of Technical Writing in 2014.
He was appointed the Director-General and CEO of the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) in 2016, earlier than he was appointed the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy on 21 August 2019.
Pantami’s previous name to Jihad and unalloyed help for murderous teams just like the Taliban and Al-Qaeda painting him as a dyed-in-the-wool Islamic fundamentalist.
Yet, President Muhammadu Buhari appointed him as communications minister to manage the nation’s huge information and phone infrastructure and different delicate particulars of nationwide intelligence.
The President additionally just lately stood by the minister after his previous help for terrorist teams turned public information.
“This jihad is an obligation for each single believer, particularly in Nigeria,’’ Pantami stated in one among his vicious preachings within the 2000s.
“Oh God, give victory to the Taliban and al-Qaeda (Allahumma’ nṣur Ṭālibān wa-tanẓīm al Qā‘ida).”