By Muhammed Saheed
Honourable Minister of Communication and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Ali Ibrahim (Pantami) has reassured Nigerians about the commitment of the federal government towards boosting the digital economy with the post-COVID-19 pandemic era.
Pantami, who was represented by the director-general/CEO of NIMC, Engr Aliyu A Aziz, made this known while delivering a keynote address at the Institute of Information Management 2020 Annual Summit, on the theme: ‘e-Governance, Digital Economy & Records Management: Assessing Government Readiness on Electronic Document Management & Digitization post-COVID-19’ in Abuja.
“The world is at a threshold of history where data is now the new air and access to reliable and accurate data can help us navigate and tackle the impact of the COVID 19 pandemic and plan for the future.
“The future that emerges after COVID will be different, and that is already evident in the way we live, work, and conduct business. We are counting on the institute to increase its drive towards education (in terms of actual skills and not paper qualification), technological research, and training to promote data and information management in line with evolving expectations in the new and changing environments we find ourselves,” he noted.