The panel set up by the Academic Staff Union of University (ASUU) chapter of the Federal University of Technology, Owerri (FUTO) has said the appointment of Isa Ali Pantami, the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, as a professor of Cyber-Security by the institution followed due process.
POLITICS NIGERIA recalls that the panel was inaugurated by ASUU chapter of the university at its congress on September 22nd, 2021.
Members of the committee included Prof. M. S. Nwakaudu (Chairman), Prof. G.A. Anyanwu; Prof. C. E. Orji, Prof. O.P. Onyewuchi, and Prof.T. I. N. Ezejiofor (member/Secretary).
The panel explained in detail, how Pantami applied for a professorial appointment and the steps taken by the university to grant his request.
The report reads in part: “Dr. Isa Ibrahim was given a tenure appointment as a Professor of Cybersecurity following his appointment by the FUTO Governing Council.
“Dr. Isa Ibrahim has assumed duties and is currently involved in the teaching of CYB 201 (Fundamentals of Cyber Security), via online and a lead Supervisor of one PhD Student/Staff of Cybersecurity Department.”
Pantami used to be the Director General of the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), as well as a lecturer at Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi.