November 20, 2017

NITDA decries non-utilization of the Nigerian internet service point

Paul AdepojuJul 17, 20172min

It has been revealed that the Nigerian Internet Service Point is not being utilized, a development that Dr. Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, Director General of the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) said has made it difficult to properly regulate internet service in Nigeria.

Speaking at the Galaxy Backbone headquarters in Abuja, the DG said the development has allowed for the proliferation of illegal online news, radio and television stations across the country.

“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,” Pantami said.

He urged Galaxy Backbone and other service providers to improve their service quality and adopt NITDA policies in their operations.

“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,” he said.

Paul Adepoju

Paul ADEPOJU is a Nigerian freelance journalist, managing editor, blogger and published writer (3 books already). He has vast experience working with various media organizations in Africa, Asia, Europe and America. He covers stories on various genres and for various audiences. He is the managing editor of which is Africa’s leading health news website; he also manages, a city blog that focuses on happenings in his home town of Ibadan, southwest Nigeria. He has won several awards including Nigeria’s Vanguard Newspaper’s Young Nigerian Making The Difference award; a certificate of recognition from UNESCO and Goi Peace Institute in Japan; a finalist at the International Press Institute’s Young Nigerian Journalist of the Year award; and was the only African finalist in the NetImpact/FedEx Global Access Essay Competition.

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