The score for distinction was 70% and the Ministry exceeded this in all the deliverables, with an average score of 173.86%
The Honourable Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Prof. Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami has said his ministry excelled in all deliverables during a recent ministerial performance assessment.
He revealed this in a speech Tuesday to mark the Digital Nigeria Day which also doubles as the United Nations’ World Development Information Day in Abuja.
According to him, the assessment was carried out by the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO), United Kingdom and KPMG, among others, in partnership with the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation in the Presidency at the recently concluded Retreat that was held for all Ministers.
Pantami explained that the evaluation which was based on the output indicators and milestones for the 8 Ministerial Deliverables, Digital Economy Ministry obtained the highest grade in each of the deliverables.
“The score for distinction was 70% and the Ministry exceeded this in all the deliverables, with an average score of 173.86%.”
The scores of the Ministry for each deliverable, he said, is given below:
*Implementation of Broadband Connectivity – 134%
*Deployment of 4G across the country – 127%
*Digitalising Government functions and processes – 99%
*Development and implementation of a National Digital Economy Policy and Strategy – 103%
*Implementation of a Digital Identity Programme – 86%
*Improvement and optimization of revenues from all operators and licensees in the agencies under the Ministry’s supervision – 594%
*Active collaboration with the Private Sector to create jobs – 111%
*Empowerment of citizens – 137%
Pantami said “the ICT sector provided 3 unprecedented contributions to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of the country in the last 3 years, namely 14.07% in Q1 2020, 17.92% in Q2 2021 and 18.44% in Q2 2022. At each time, these numbers been the highest ever contribution of the ICT sector to the GDP. “
“Also, the ICT sector grew by 14.70% in Q4 2020, making it the fastest growing sector of the Nigerian economy in the last quarter of 2020 and the only sector to have grown by double digits. This played a critical role in enabling Nigeria to exit recession. Furthermore, the quarterly revenues also generated for the Federal Government rose from N51.3 billion to N408.7 billion, through spectrum sales and taxes from the sector.”