Identifying the efforts made by the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) under the present leadership of its CEO/ Director General, Dr Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami FBCS, the Institute of Information Management (IIM), a professional membership driven institute formed to serve the growing community of Data, Information, Records, Document and Archives Management professionals Conferred Pantami with Honorary Fellow, Institute of Information Management (FIIM)
To many, it was no surprise when the Open Governance Partnership Nigeria named the DG NITDA, Dr Pantami Co Chairman of the forum.
As History would have it, NITDA was the first Government Agency in Africa to sensitise Citizens of Nigeria on the menace of the recent Global Wannacry ransomware attack which targeted computers running on the Microsoft Windows Operating system, making Pantami among the most proactive CEOs in Africa.
The brief ceremony took place at the National Merit Award House Abuja, and was with the theme: “Information vs Communication: Effective Information Management as a tool of bridging information and communication gap between the Government and the Governed”.
Also on the list of conferment were the Executive Governor of Enugu State, RT. Hon Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, and Wife of the Governor of Kogi State, her Excellence, Mrs Rashida Bello, Executive Director, Nigerian Export Promotion Council, Mr Olusegun Awolowo, President / Vice Chancellor Adeleke University, Professor Samuel Adeleke, among others.