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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 right this moment (July 14, 2022) in Lagos that the nation’s telecom regulatory framework has been created to unravel 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 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 an announcement, Reuben Muoka, Director, Public Affairs, NCC, famous that Pantami, at a gathering that includes displays by native and worldwide consultants, with Secretary of the Worldwide Telecommunication Union (ITU), Houlin Zhao, collaborating just about, mentioned that the Web of Issues (IoT) is crucial to right this moment’s rising applied sciences as a result of its connectivity to units helps to extend productiveness, scale 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 consultants and essential gamers within the trade about methods to finest facilitate the event of robust laws for rising applied sciences within the nation.

In response to Danbatta, this session gives a particular likelihood to evaluate the rise and potential deployment of IoT items and providers for Nigerian prospects.

The ITU scribe praised Nigeria’s cooperation with the worldwide telecommunications neighborhood in his goodwill message and evaluation of certainly 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 latest 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 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 Data and Communication Expertise (ICT) trade sidelines however is as an alternative producing content material for its establishments.



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