The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami has been conferred the most outstanding Minister of the year award.
The award which was given by People and Power Magazine was announced on the Twitter page of the ministry he oversees.
The post listed the NIN –SIM Data linkage, the National Digital Economy Policy and Strategy for a Digital Nigeria as reasons why the award was conferred on him.
“The accolade according to the magazine is in recognition of the laudable policies developed by the ministry under the supervision of the minister such as the revolutionary NIN–SIM data linkage, the National Digital Economy Policy & Strategy for a #DigitalNigeria, among others,” the ministry further shared.
Pressure has been mounting on Pantami, an Islamic cleric, to resign his position as federal minister, following the discovery of inflammatory and extremist rhetoric he made in the past.
President Muhammadu Buhari backed his under-fire minister as the campaign to sack Pantami reached fever pitch, agreeing with the embattled minister who said he was too young and immature when he applauded terrorists and hailed acts of terrorism that shocked and agonised most of the developed world.