Nigerians will get new ministers and ministries tomorrow. If the President scraps the Communication Technology Ministry, it will be a colossal loss for those of us who worked hard to nurture the ICT industry, but i will not blame PMB one bit. When the President came 30 years ago, there was NITEL. There was no Facebook, no google, no twitter and no MTN. Oil was the only earner.
Today, Google is worth $360bn, Facebook is worth $200bn, and NCC is worth $5bn. Reckoning just the fine MTN has to pay Nigeria within the next 2 weeks, while ignoring the cost of digital mobile licenses.Of course, NITEL is dead.