Pantami decries underutilization of NITDA’s deployed ICT Infrastructures

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The Director General, National Information Technology Development Agency NITDA, Isa Pantami has expressed displeasure over the action by some organizations that lock up NITDA’s various intervention projects to the detriment of the host communities.

While calling for change of such attitude among the beneficiaries, the DG disclosed that he personally made the discovery when he paid an unscheduled visit to one of the beneficiaries of the Agency’s Digital Capacity Building Centre.

Pantami made this known during the meeting with the delegation from Umaru Shinkafi Polytechnic, Sokoto State, on Tuesday in Abuja.

The Vice Chancellor, Prof. M.S Abdulkadir revealed that the University has developed a sustainability plan to ensure maximum utilization of infrastructure when deployed.

Prof. Abdulkadir commended NITDA for the deployment of a Virtual Library in the School back in the year 2011, which in his words, “has aided teaching and research enormously”.

In his remarks, the DG, NITDA, Dr Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami assured the University that the Agency would look into its request and also used the opportunity to commend the institution for developing a sustainability plan to run the infrastructure.

Pantami urged other institutions that have benefited from the Agency’s intervention projects to also consider sustainability plans for the maintenance of these infrastructures.

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