- The minister of communication and digital economy, Isa Pantami, has been conferred with a fellowship honour by the Chartered Institute of Information Security (CIISec)
- Pantami, with the honour, becomes the first and only African to be recognised by the international cyber security guru
- CIISec, also called Home of Cyber, is the only genuine information and cybersecurity institution recognised by the Royal Charter of Information in the United Kingdom since 2018
Isa Pantami, the minister of communication and digital economy, has received fellowship status at the Chartered Institute of Information Security (CIISec), a global information guru.
Daily Nigerian reported that the honour was conferred on Pantami following a rigorous interview and evaluation.
Thus, the award made the minister become the first and only African fellow admitted into the CIISec and 89 other fellows.
Why Pantami gets UK fellowship honour
The fellowship is bestowed on individuals who have earned respect and authority within the cybersecurity community with a commitment to developing the profession.
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CIISec, which is also known as the Home of Cyber, has been recognised as the only genuine information and cyber security institution by the Royal Charter of Incorporation in the United Kingdom since 2018.
The institute is dedicated to raising professional standards in the information and cybersecurity world.
The details of the conferment were explained on the institute’s website, which read in part:
“Professor Pantami, who is a passionate advocate of acquiring professional skills that meet the demand of the future work environment.”
Communication minister, Isa Pantami, rejects FG tax increment on calls, data
Legit.ng earlier reported that the minister of communication and digital economy, Isa Pantami, has rejected the plan of the federal government to increase the tax rate of calls and data Nigerians use
If the federal government plan of the increment is implemented, the total tax on Nigerians who use telecom services will increase to 12.5 per cent.
According to the minister, the telecom industry has made lots of contributions to the Nigerian economy.
The minister made his position known on Monday, August 1, while speaking in Lagos at the exhibition by the Nigerian office for developing the indigenous telecom sector, an agency in the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC).