President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Dr. Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami as Director-General of the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), yesterday. Dr. Pantami and 12 other new CEOs were appointed yesterday for different Federal Government agencies.
NITDA was created in April 2001 in response to the National Information Technology Development Act (2007). The agency is expected to create a framework for planning, research, evaluation and regulation of Information Technology practices, activities and systems in Nigeria.
The new NITDA boss will take over from Dr. Vincent Olatunji, the Acting Director General of the agency.
Dr. Pantami is currently a Professor of Computer Information System at the Islamic University of Madina. Pantami was born in Gombe State. He completed his first degree in Computer Science in 2002 at Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University (ATBU), Bauchi. He obtained a Msc. Computer Science in 2008 and Master of Business Admin. (Technology) in 2010 at ATBU before he proceeded to the United Kingdom to obtain a PhD.