A former Minister of Education, Mrs. Oby Ezekwesili, has faulted President Muhammadu Buhari’s led-administration approach in handling accusations against the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami.
The Ex-minister warned Buhari to ensure that Nigeria is not listed among states sponsoring terrorism.
Recall OejNews reported that Pantami has been under fire lately over comments he allegedly made several years ago in support of Al-Qaeda – an extremist group founded by the late Osama bin Laden, the mastermind of the September 11, 2001 attacks in the United States. Bin Laden was killed on May 2, 2011, by the US Navy SEALs inside a private residential compound in Pakistan.
Equally, Pantami made comments in support of Taliban, a Sunni Islamist movement and military organisation in Afghanistan currently waging jihad within the country.
Many Nigerians are calling for the removal of Pantami or his resignation over some controversial comments he made in the past in support of global terrorist groups, Al-Qaeda and Taliban.
Although, the minister had renounced the controversial comments on the terrorist groups, saying that he was young when he made the radical comments and he is now mature and now knows better, however, Nigerians reiterated their position that Pantami must resign.
The public outcry, the Presidency has remained silent on the matter despite the public outcry.
Reacting, Ezekwesili tweeted, “The @NigeriaGov @NGRPresident @MBuhari may not realize that the world is following the ugly developments on our country’s Minister of Communication and how his government is handling or in fact ignoring to handle it.
“Nigeria must avoid the list of states that sponsor terrorism.”