The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami, has said that the Information Technology sector has saved the country over N22.4bn through measures created to curtail corruption.
He said this on Thursday while addressing journalists at the All Progressives Congress Professional forum at the party’s headquarters in Abuja. This was disclosed in a press statement titled ‘Pantami gives account of stewardship as Digital Economy Minister’ by the spokesperson for the Ministry, Uwa Suleiman.
During the forum, Pantami talked about the strategies the IT sector had deployed in line with the three point agenda of security, anti-corruption and economic development of the President Muhammad Buhari.
“The strategies include the development and implementation of over a dozen policies to enable the digitalisation of Nigeria in line with global best practices,” he stated. Regarding the amount saved, Pantami stated that IT sector as at “March 2021 has successfully saved over N22.4bn to the federal coffers by executing its mandate to support the anti-corruption drive of the President Muhammad Buhari administration through the implementation of the information technology projects clearance policy.
“Under this policy, over 727 institutions have complied with over 323 projects cleared in accordance with the laid down guidelines.”