FG Inaugurates Governing Committee for e-Government Training Centre and Nigcomsat Board


The Honourable Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ibrahim Ali Pantami FNCS, FBCS, FIIM has inaugurated a governing committee of the e-Government training Centre, to facilitate training of civil servants in digital skills in the country.

The Committee which comprise of members from relevant Government Agencies, Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy, National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Galaxy Backbone, Nigeria Communications Commission (NCC), and Public Service Institute of Nigeria (PSIN), was inaugurated at the Ministry’s Headquarters in Abuja.

The Minister said that in compliance with the directive of Mr. President to the Ministry to ensure digitalization process of government activities, the training center would provide civil servants basic, intermediate and advance training skills based on the role they play in their various MDAs.

Others are to monitor and ensure that the facility and technology management of the center, meet global standards and to develop and implement strategy towards attracting funding, collaborations and expanding the center.

The Committee is jointly chaired by the Director General of the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Kashifu Inuwa, and the Managing Director of Galaxy Backbone Limited, Professor Mohammed Abubakar.

“We will make effort to be part of the drive to achieve digital economy and look forward to create necessary partnership with the agencies within the Ministry, other agencies outside the Ministry as well as other ICT ecosystem,” he stressed.

The inaugurated members of the NIGCOMSAT Board were Arc. Yusuf Kazaure (Chairman), Mr. Hadi Mohammed, Executive Director, Finance & Admin, Abdu Ja’Afaru Bambale, Executive Director Technical and Dr. Najeem Salaam, Executive Director Marketing & Business Development.