A book written to celebrate the strides of the Minister of Communication and Digital Economy, Prof Isa Pantami has been unveiled on the sideline of the ongoing Digital Nigeria Conference and Exhibitions holding in the Nigerian capital city.
The book titled: “Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami: Advancing Nigeria’s Drive Towards a Digital Economy” was written by Mr. Obiora Nzekwu and with a foreword by President Muhammadu Buhari.
The 900-page book chronicled some of the achievements of the Pantami since he was sworn in as a Minister on the 21st of August 2019. It also discussed some of his areas of impact prior to his appointment as a Minister.
A statement by the Head of Corparate Affairs and External Relations, Mrs Hadizar Umar, said that the books will play a key role in fostering leadership, creativity and innovation.
About writing, the process of writing books involves research, critical thinking, experimentation, and these helps to build the capacity of the author for innovative thing and creativity, among others. Similarly, readers are able to learn a lot from the wealth of experience of the authors. It is often said that experience is the best teacher, through books we can gain insights into the experience of the authors and those that they have written about.
Furthermore, investigation revealed that successful leaders always read. It is also found that many of these leaders attained success through reading. This is probably where the popular saying, today a reader, tomorrow a leader comes from.
Charlie Munger, self-made billionaire, and Warren Buffet’s long-time business partner stated that: “In my whole life, I have known no wise people who didn’t read all the time – none, zero.” The world’s smartest and Busiest people read for at least an hour daily. Dr Mahathir Mohammad, Malaysia’s 97 year old former and longest serving prime minister always reads. Dr Mahathir believes that a good read can be a great positive influence.
In his Foreword, President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR said “I commend the Minister, Professor Isa Ali Ibrahim for being a good example of excellence and focus in how he has discharged his responsibility as a member of the Federal Executive Council. I also commend the author for this well researched work and for deeming it fit to document our digital economy journey.”
The President went on to recommend the book to researchers, scholars, policy makers and Chief Executive Officers, in business and public offices.