Nigeria’s Communication Minister, Pantami Adds ‘Professor’ To Name Amid Controversy

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Nigeria’s Minister of Communications and Digital Economy Ibrahim Pantami has added ‘professor’ title to his name. 

He added the title on his Facebook page. 

He now goes by the name Professor Isa Ali Pantami.

 He made the changes on his Facebook page on January 16, 2022. 

The latest move comes as the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) rejected his appointment as a Professor of Cyber security by the Federal University of Technology Owerri (FUTO). 

ASUU said it would sanction all its members who may have taken part in the processes, saying such will serve as deterrence to others. 

In September 2021, Pantami was among seven academics elevated by the council of FUTO to the position of professorship at the council’s 186th meeting.