With calls by Nigerians from several quarters seeking the sack of Isa Pantami, the minister of Communication and Digital Economy, over his past co
With calls by Nigerians from several quarters seeking the sack of Isa Pantami, the minister of Communication and Digital Economy, over his past comments in support of terrorist groups like Taliban and Al-Qaeda, it has now become obvious that the minister may likely keep his job as the Presidency has decided to ignore such calls.
In a statement on Thursday titled, ‘Statement by the Presidency on recent campaign against the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy,’ the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, said Pantami’s ordeal in the hands of those calling for his sack was not about his past utterances but about his current job as a minister.
The Presidency is of the opinion that the embattled minister was young when he made those statements and that his position had since changed. It said the minister would never repeat such statements since he had condemned them and apologised.