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SENEGAL – “This third mandant debate is a false debate” says Dr. Ibnou Taimiya Sylla



Article produced in collaboration with Bamba Siaka Doh Ouattara

On Monday 3 October 2022, the Member States of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) voted in Bucharest, Romania, on the composition of the next ITU General Assembly for the next four years (2023-2026). Senegal was re-elected to the Council of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) at the Conference of Plenipotentiaries. A man weighed his weight in order for this to happen: President Macky Sall’s special advisor in charge of Digital: Dr. Ibnou Taimiya Sylla. Ze-Africanews went to meet him. In this interview he also answered our political questions including the third term, the election of the President of the National Assembly, the appointment of the Prime Minister, the split of Mimi Touré but also the vote of budget 2023 for a total amount of 6400 billion FCFA

Senegalese President Macky Sall had a hollow nose when he appointed Dr Ibnou Taimiya Sylla as special adviser. This man of value combines solid political qualities with those of a man of great knowledge. With his background as an engineer and his extensive experience in managing complex projects and «Team Building» that he has acquired from the major multinationals of the world, we can say that in terms of digital technology, He’s the right man for President Macky Sall. He thinks, as he himself said on his Facebook page in a post dated May 26, 2021, well before the local, communal and departmental elections of January 23, 2022: my achievements and my training “… They strengthen my ability to lead the rebirth, socio-economic, cultural and environmental development of the capital of Niani.”

Originally from Koumpentoum in the Tambacounda region of Senegal, Dr. Ibnou Taimiya Sylla is the eldest son of Imam Sheikh Soubky Sylla. Ibnou Taimiya Sylla came from a long line of marabout early on and learned the Qur’an and Sunnah from the prophet Muhammad. Having grown up between Koumpentoum and Dakar, he obtained his baccalaureate at the Lycée Seydou Nourou Tall (former Lycée d’application de l’Ecole Normale Supérieure). He left for Tunis, entered the École Supérieure des Postes et télécommunications in Tunis and obtained his Diploma in Telecommunications Engineering in 1990. In 1996, he graduated with a Master’s degree in Applied Sciences (Microwave Option/ Space Electronics), followed by a PhD in Applied Sciences (Microelectronics) obtained in 1999 at École Polytechnique de Montréal. He holds a Master’s degree in Space Electronics from Montreal and a Master’s degree in Finance and Strategic Leadership from the University of Dallas. In addition to being an expert in «Internet of things» technology, he is also a consultant for many international start-ups and government regulatory agencies. President of the DISSO party – “movement for hope and development” during the local elections of 23 January when he was elected to the town hall of Koumpentoum and finally the presidential mobility “DEFAR SA GOX”.

Dr. Ibnou Taimiya Sylla was heavily soaked in his experiences abroad. It has therefore set itself the objective of achieving in Senegal the economic and social emergence. This goes hand in hand with improving the living conditions of rural populations. This man did not wait to enter politics to make his contribution to the poorest sections of the Senegalese population. Its Diisoo Party, – Movement for Hope and Development -, intends to promote a new perception of the interaction between government and citizens. In this way, it intends to contribute to the economic and social emergence of Senegal and to the improvement of the living conditions of the Senegalese populations. With his team from Diisoo-MED, he set himself the goal of establishing a new social project that will promote the construction of a prosperous and respected Senegal in the concert of nations.

Dr. Ibnou Taïmiya Sylla ©Ze-Africanews
Dr. Ibnou Taïmiya Sylla ©Ze-Africanews
Dr. Ibnou Taïmiya Sylla ©Ze-Africanews
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