Dr. Isa Ali Ibrahim (Pantami) hails from District of Gombe State. He was sworn in as the Honorable Minister for Communications, by H.E. President Muhammadu Buhari, on Wednesday 21st August, 2019. He was the former DG/CEO of National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA). Prior joining NITDA, he lectured and supervised a number of undergraduate and postgraduate students at the Federal University of Technology Bauchi (ATBU), Nigeria for over a decade.
Dr. Isa has received a number international fellowships, including the fellowship of the British Computer Society (FBCS), fellowship of the Institute of Information Management (FIIM) and the Professional Fellowship of Nigerian Computer Society (FNCS). He is also a recipient of many distinguished awards, including the “ICT Promoter of the Year,” awarded by the Nigerian News; the “Pan Africa IT Regulator of the Year”, awarded by Centre for Cyber Awareness and Development, the “Convergence Leaders Recognition Award”, awarded at the West African Convergence Conference; the “ICT CEO of the Year”, awarded at the National Media and Information Technology Conference for Tertiary Institutions; the “Nelson Mandela Leadership Award’’ for contributions to the development of ICT in Africa.
Dr. Isa has authored more than a dozen books on many areas ranging from Technology, Religion and Peaceful coexistence and over 15 publications in International Journals.
Dr. Isa has a Ph.D. in Computer Information Systems and Post Graduate Certificate in Research Methods from the prestigious Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, Scotland, and United Kingdom. He is also a CCNA certified professional. He obtained his MSc in Computer Science and MBA in Technology Management from the Federal University of Technology Bauchi (popularly known as Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University). He also obtained his first degree of BTech in Computer Science from the same University