By Amidu Arije
Nigeria’s Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ibrahim Pantami has dispelled reports linking him with the Boko Haram terrorist organisation.
Pantami in a series of tweet on Monday said those linking him with Boko haram are fraudsters afraid of his ministry’s moves to get rid of insecurity in the country through the NIN – SIM linkage process it has embarked upon.
Using his verified Twitter handle, Isa Ali Pantami, PhD @DrIsaPantami tweeted as follows
1) @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 the court on this defamation of character.
2) 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.
3) On the issue of NIN-SIM Verification to fight insecurity, there is no going back. Our priority as 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’s the sponsors continue
4) 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.