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Business News of Wednesday, 20 May 2020

Source: MyNigeria

No government official uses Windows 7 for videoconferencing- Pantami retorts

Minister Of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Pantami Minister Of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Pantami

Nigeria's Minister Of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Pantami has reacted to a media report stating that Windows 7 is being used by government officials for video calls despite the N17bn budget for the ministry in 2019.

Taking to Twitter to respond to the report, the Minister denied all the claims in its entirety.

He said no government official uses Windows 7 for teleconferencing and less than N1.5billion was allocated to the Ministry in 2019.

Here is Pantami's rejoiner below:



Windows 7 is an operating system that was produced by Microsoft and released as part of the Windows NT family of operating systems. It was released to manufacturing on July 22, 2009, and became generally available on October 22, that year, and is the successor of the operating system, Windows Vista.

However, Microsoft has stopped supporting Windows 7 a long time ago.

Microsoft made a commitment to provide 10 years of product support for Windows 7 when it was released on October 22, 2009. This 10-year period has now ended, and Microsoft has discontinued Windows 7 support so that we can focus our investment on supporting newer technologies and great new experiences. The specific end of support day for Windows 7 was January 14, 2020.

Hence, the reason for widespread attacks on Pantami when he was pictured managing a teleconference with a Windows 7 logo.

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