Following the publication of an online Newspaper alleging that the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Pantami, has links with Boko Haram, the Minister has said he has been preaching against Boko Haram for over 15 years.
The online tabloid also alleged that the United States has placed the Minister on a watch list over his link with terrorists.
The Minister who is also an Islamic cleric through his verified Twitter handle said “@NewsWireNGR your RETRACTION through your independent investigation, has been noted. However, investigative journalism requires the investigation before publishing, not after. Further, major publishers will meet my lawyers in court on this defamation of character.
“My lectures against the doctrines and all other evil people have been available for over 15 years, including debates that endangered my life against many criminals in Nigeria. If you can’t understand Hausa, get an objective Hausa speaker to translate for you objectively.
He said there is no going back on the ongoing NIN-SIM verification, stating that it is the duty of the government to provide security for its citizens.
“On the issue of NIN-SIM verification to fight insecurity, there is no going back. Our priority as a government based on the provision of our constitution 1999 (as amended) Section 14(2)b is SECURITY, not just economy. For sure, no going back at all. Let the sponsors continue
“FYI all, by the Almighty, no amount of intimation will stop @IsaPantami from implementing d good policies of President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR on security. FINALLY: If you are yet to verify your SIM using NIN, do it very soon, b4 our next action. Criminals are feeling the heat,” he added.
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