Pantami unveils 4,366 projects in Digital Economy sector in four years
The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Professor Isa Ali Ibrahim (Pantami), Thursday, in Abuja, unveiled 4,366 projects implemented under his supervision as minister.
The hybrid commissioning ceremony involved the virtual launch and unveiling of 4,366 projects and a Compendium of Achievements, among other things.
A statement by the Minister’s media aide, Mrs Uwa Suleiman, said,
“The Compendium of Achievements will provide a concise summary of the unprecedented achievements that were recorded under the leadership of Prof. Pantami since he became a Minister on the 21st of August 2019”. Some of the achievements include:
(i) Number of valid policies- increased from 1 to 23;
(ii) 4G coverage- increased from 23% to 80.86% and 5G was also launched in Nigeria;
(iii) NIN enrolments- increased from less than 39million to 100 million;
(iv) Average quarterly revenue increased from N51.3 million to N408.7 billion as assessed by independent bodies;
(v) Three unprecedented highest contributions of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of the Nigerian economy; and
(vi) best performance during the independent Ministerial mandates’ achievement review by the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) and KPMG
Under the leadership of the Minister, the digital economy sector has played an important role in developing and diversifying the Nigerian economy. The Minister is grateful to President Muhammadu Buhari, the board and management of parastatals under the Ministry and all stakeholders for the great support.