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As IoT Beckons, Pantami Ensures Proactive Regulation

Prof. Isa Ibrahim Pantami, Nigeria’s Minister of Communications and Digital Financial system, assured the general public at this time (July 14, 2022) in Lagos that the nation’s telecom regulatory framework has been created to resolve any potential issues introduced on by the event of the Web of Issues (IoT).

Stakeholders Consultative Discussion board on Regulatory Roadmap for IoT Ecosystem in Nigeria, hosted by the Nigerian Communications Fee (NCC), and presentation of two books written by the Minister have been the 2 occasions Pantami spoke at. Pantami claimed that Nigeria has already proven that it’s ready to reap the benefits of the potential of this new service, as evidenced by the decline in cybercrime incidents in Nigeria over the previous two years.

In an announcement, Reuben Muoka, Director, Public Affairs, NCC, famous that Pantami, at a gathering that includes shows by native and worldwide specialists, with Secretary of the Worldwide Telecommunication Union (ITU), Houlin Zhao, collaborating nearly, stated that the Web of Issues (IoT) is crucial to at this time’s rising applied sciences as a result of its connectivity to units helps to extend productiveness, cut back waste, and guarantee a faster decision-making course of the place there are giant numbers of individuals concerned

In a welcome speech earlier, Prof. Umar Danbatta, the Govt Vice Chairman/Chief Govt Officer of the NCC, defined that the NCC has made it a constant practise to work together with specialists and vital gamers within the trade about the best way to greatest facilitate the event of robust rules for rising applied sciences within the nation.

In response to Danbatta, this session affords a particular probability to evaluate the rise and potential deployment of IoT items and companies for Nigerian prospects.

The ITU scribe praised Nigeria’s cooperation with the worldwide telecommunications neighborhood in his goodwill message and evaluate of considered one of Pantami’s books, “Datafication of Society to Foster an Web Financial system,” in addition to how Pantami helped to facilitate ITU programmes, together with his current chairmanship of the World Summit on Data Society on the ITU Headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland.

Prof. Mike Hinchey of the College of Limerick, Eire, who served because the occasion’s keynote speaker and reviewed Pantami’s second ebook, “Cybersecurity: Initiatives for Securing a Nation,” praised the Minister and stated the ebook is a brazen declaration that Africa is not ready on the Data and Communication Know-how (ICT) trade sidelines however is as a substitute producing content material for its establishments.


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