The Federal Executive Council(FEC), on Wednesday approved a change of name for the Federal Ministry of Communications.
The ministry will now be known as the Federal Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy.
Isa Pantami, the minister in charge of the Ministry made the announcement while speaking to state house correspondents.
“I am here to convey the message to Nigerians that the Federal Ministry of Communications which I supervise has been renamed and re-designated as the Federal Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy; so that the amendment is that digital economy should be added to the name.
“We came up with the proposal knowing that digital economy today is about to dominate the world and even in Nigeria if you look at it critically, the contribution of ICT to Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is increasing by the day,” he explained.