Despite the rising insecurity situation in Nigeria, Minister of Communications, Professor Ali Pantami has declared that the telecom sector has done incredibly well.
The minister who has been linked to terrorist in the past, said that enough Security Technical Supports that would help in curtailing the multiple security issues in the country has been put in place by telecom sector.
Pantami, who was speaking while inspecting the Kano concluded 4 Tier second Data Center with 0.7 PetaByte Capacity, on Sunday, said, “from the Digital Economy sector, our responsibility is to provide services and give support to security and we have overtime done that effectively”.
He said, “today we have sanitized the Sim Card Data, introduced the Policy of Nim and Sim Registration; this is to tell you that we have done very well in giving our mega support to the Nigeria security”.
The Minister added that, “although I’m not even a member of the National Cyber Crime Council, which is at the office of the National Security Adviser, we still sanitized the system and provided facilities for security institutions to leverage on and be successful”.
“I’m sure we have done what we are supposed to do effectively and I have no doubt that if our interventions are used, they will greatly address security situations in the country”.
He said the fourth tier Data Center with 0.7 PetaByte Capacity is implemented by the Nation Galaxy Backbone Ltd and initiated by President Muhammadu Buhari to provide ICT services to Nigeria Citizens and legal procedure.
He said the previous administrations have implemented the number one National Information and Communication Technology Infrastructure backbone which covered the entire Southern States, but the second Data Center is to cover the entire Northern Region.
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