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‘You’re a threat to national security’ – #PantamiResignNow trends over pro-Al-Qaeda views

  Despite publicly recanting his previous comments that supported terror groups, Isa Pantami, minister of communications and digital economy...

 


Despite publicly recanting his previous comments that supported terror groups, Isa Pantami, minister of communications and digital economy, is still facing calls for resignation.

 

While speaking at a Ramadan lecture on Saturday, Pantami said he made comments in support of the terrorists at a time he had  little knowledge of the issues involved.

 

“Some of the comments I made some years ago that are generating controversies now were based on my understanding of religious issues at the time, and I have changed several positions taken in the past based on new evidence and maturity,” he said.

 

“I was young when I made some of the comments; I was in university, some of the comments were made when I was a teenager. I started preaching when I was 13, many scholars and individuals did not understand some of the international events and therefore took some positions based on their understanding, some have come to change their positions later.”

 

However, many Nigerians would not be pacified and are asking for his to quit, as captured in these reactions.