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NITDA begins redeployment of ICT infrastructure in N/East

Considering the return of safety in the North East following the downgrading of Boko Haram sect terrorism, several public and private investors and developers are moving to set up structures for another life.

In what seems like following the trend, Dr. Isa Pantami, director general of National Information Technology Development Agency, (NITDA) has stated that the Agency would be carrying out the presidential directive on the redeployment of Information Communication Technology, (ICT) infrastructures destroyed by Boko Haram militants in the North Eastern zone of the country.

Pantami said this as received in his office, the Management of Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University paid him a visit to felicitate with him on his recent appointment as the Director General of NITDA.

He maintained that the directive to develop the ICT infrastructure in the North East in the aftermath of the wanton destruction caused by Boko Haram insurgency has become necessary because the directive has not only come from the president but top senior government officials including the speakers of House of Representative, Rt. Hon. Yakubu Dogara and chairman House on ICT, Hon. Muhammed Onawo.

 “I have directed my Director of Corporate Strategy and Research to avail me with the list of projects NITDA has carried since inception in relation to how the states have benefitted. We will look at it and see where we can assist in rebuilding the northeast,” Dr. Pantami said.

In her remark, the representative of the Pro Chancellor of the School, Hajia Hauwa Bukar said the objective of the visit was to deliver the congratulatory message of the University Community to Dr. Pantami and wish him a fruitful tenure as the DG of the Agency.

She however used the opportunity to seek for NITDA’s interventions in development of the school adding that there a lot of things the school and NITDA could do together.