A former Minister of Education, Oby Ezekwesili, has faulted the Federal Government’s silence and approach in handling terrorism allegations against the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami.
Ezekwesili via her Twitter handle warned President Muhammadu Buhari to ensure that Nigeria is not listed among states sponsoring terrorism.
Her warning is following series of reactions that have placed Pantami under fire 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.
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.”
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.
Despite the public outcry, the Presidency has remained silent on the matter.