Pantami shocked over non utilization of internet service point
Dr. Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, the director general, National Information Technology Development Agency,(NITDA) has said that the need for the utilization of the Nigerian Internet Service Point for proper regulation of the internet service in the country cannot be overemphasized.
Dr Pantami while expressing his dismay on non-utilization of the Internet Service point at the Galaxy Backbone headquarters in Abuja said this gave room for many illegal online news, radio and television stations across the country.
He said: “It is our collective responsibility to respect the Nigeria Internet Service point in order to coordinate the activities of internet usage in the country. Many illegal online radio and television that have sprung up today is due to non-utilization of this point. Most of these online radio and television stations are being abused use to canvass for agitations and causing disunity in the country, he added.”
The NITDA boss called for service improvement on the part of the service providers especially Galaxy backbone and urged the company to prevail on other service providers to adopt various policies of NITDA in discharge of their services.
He said, “recently we got report from some Ministries Departments and Agencies (MDAs) complaining of poor quality of service and as the regulator of IT in the country, I personally issued a press release on this and we are hoping that service would soon improve,”
“Charity they say begins at home. We are using this visit to also urge you to build on your achievements. We are proud of your recent achievement on the attainment of the ISO 2000 Certification. It is our collective success and I believe we can still do better because there is always room for improvement.
While advocating for the local hosting of data, Dr Pantami said recent event that made Microsoft to establish a data centre in South Africa is regrettable adding that NITDA is working assiduously to forestall future occurrence of such action.