Four People from the Ministerial List Who Should Become the Minister of Communication
It’s typical for the Nigerian President to select ministers who do not have a qualified portfolio for the job. That’s why we’ve taken matters into our hands and created a probable list of four well-deserving candidates for the ministerial seat of communication.
Isa Ibrahim Pantami
Once a lecturer at Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University in Information Technology and later appointed CEO of the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) where his directive for unemployment was to develop the ICT infrastructure in the North East. He later organized an annual conference on financial fraud and cyber crime in Abuja with the Financial Ministry of Justice and private sector partners. His packed portfolio on information and technology buttresses his strength for the ministerial seat.
He studied media and public policy at Harvard University after which he did a research on New Media and Online Journalism which won him the Reuters Foundation Journalism Research Fellowship, University of Oxford. He also has about 25 years experience in multimedia journalism putting him as a veritable candidate for the position.
Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola
He launched the ‘Opon Imo’ educational scheme which earned the title of ‘Quintessential Educational Revolutionist’ where he shared computer tablets to students. His enthusiasm when it comes to eradicating the challenges faced by gadgets illiterates and revolutionizing technological challenges faced by school children is the reason he made this list.
She is the first woman to be appointed Minister for State and Technology, under the cabinet of former president Olusegun Obasanjo so she has some level of experience for the position.