As IoT Beckons, Pantami Ensures Proactive Regulation


    Prof. Isa Ibrahim Pantami, Nigeria’s Minister of Communications and Digital Financial system, assured the general public in the present day (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 had been the 2 occasions Pantami spoke at. Pantami claimed that Nigeria has already proven that it’s ready to make the most of the potential of this new service, as evidenced by the decline in cybercrime incidents in Nigeria over the previous two years.

    In a press release, Reuben Muoka, Director, Public Affairs, NCC, famous that Pantami, at a gathering that includes displays by native and worldwide specialists, with Secretary of the Worldwide Telecommunication Union (ITU), Houlin Zhao, taking part just about, mentioned that the Web of Issues (IoT) is important to in the present day’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 massive 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 business about the right way to finest 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 evaluation of one in every 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 latest chairmanship of the World Summit on Info 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 e-book, “Cybersecurity: Initiatives for Securing a Nation,” praised the Minister and mentioned the e-book is a brazen declaration that Africa is now not ready on the Info and Communication Know-how (ICT) business sidelines however is as an alternative producing content material for its establishments.


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