Federal Ministry of Communication

Federal Ministry of Communication
P.M.B. 12578
Federal Secretariat Complex
Phase I, Annex III, Shehu Shagari Way
Abuja FCT
Email:
Website: http://commtech.gov.ng

Hon. Adebayo Shittu

Honourable Minister for Communication 
Born 23rd March, 1953 in Shaki, Oyo State, Alhaji Abdur-Raheem Adebayo Shittu obtained his Middle School Leaving Certificate with a distinction from the Ministry of Education, Ghana in 1969 . He also attended Baptist High School, Shaki, from January 1970 to July 1973. He obtained his Bachelor of Law degree from the University of Ife in 1978.

Alhaji Shittu was Attorney-General & Commissioner for Justice, Oyo State from January to May, 2007.

Alhaji Abdur-Raheem Adebayo Shittu was a member of the Constitution Review Committee of All Progressives Congress (APC). He was also the gubernatorial candidate of the defunct Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) in Oyo State in 2011 and also a gubernatorial aspirant of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in Oyo State in 2014. He was the Chief Collation Officer for APC in the 2015 Presidential Election for Shaki-West, East/Tibo Federal Constituency.

THE MINISTRY:
The Ministry’s mandate is to:
•Facilitate universal, ubiquitous and cost effective access to communications infrastructure throughout the country.
•Promote the utilization of ICT in all spheres of life to optimize the communications infrastructure – digital content creation, domestic software applications and the delivery of private and public services over the internet.
•Promote and facilitate the development of the ICT industry and increase the contribution of the ICT industry to GDP.
•Utilize ICT to drive transparency in governance and improve the quality and cost effectiveness of public service delivery in Nigeria.

MISSION

Facilitate universal, ubiquitous and cost effective access to communications infrastructure throughout the country. Promote the utilization of ICT in all spheres of life to optimize the communications infrastructure – digital content creation, domestic software applications and the delivery of private and public services over the internet. Promote and facilitate the development of the ICT industry and increase the contribution of the ICT industry to GDP. Utilize ICT to drive transparency in governance and improve the quality and cost effectiveness of public service delivery in Nigeria.

Agencies under the the Federal Ministry of Communication:


Nigerian Communications Commission
National Information Technology Development Agency
Nigerian Postal Services
Nigerian Communications Satellite
Galaxy Backbone

 

About Nigeria

Nigeria, commonly known as the giant of Africa with more than 150 million people is the most populous country in Africa. With one of the biggest democracies in the world and a presidential system of government, it has a dual economy, based on its rich natural resources, traditional agriculture and the trade sector.