JUST IN: Buhari Minister, Pantami, Renounces Controversial Comments On Terrorist Groups
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Minister of Communication and Digital Economy, Dr. Ali Isa Pantami, has renounced some contoversial comments he once made on Al Qaeda and Taliban.
The minister has been under fire over the comments which were interpreted as endorsing the extremism and terrorism against non-Muslims.
Social media users have intensified calls on President Muhammadu Buhari to fire him if he fails to step down, citing the example of a former Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun, who resigned over NYSC exemption certificate forgery.
But while answering questions during his daily Ramadan lecture at Annor Mosque in Abuja on Saturday, Pantami said he now knows the implications of some of the comments he made in the past.
He said the campaign against him was politically-motivated by interests against the ongoing NIN-SIM linkage