Nigerians have expressed dismay over the Presidency’s backing of the embattled Minister of Communication and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Ali Pantami, who has been accused of having links with terrorist groups.
The Presidency has in a statement issued on Thursday night the Special Assistant to the President on Media and Public, Garba Shehu, said notwithstanding its condemnation of the past opinion of the minister on terrorism, it stands resolutely with him because of his work for Nigerians.
The presidency also blamed the minister’s travails on the opposition and some unnamed Information and Communication Technology (ICT) companies.
But Nigerians have taken to social media to disapprove the presidency’s claims, saying the President Muhammadu Buhari administration is an apologist of terrorist groups and condoning terrorism,despite the numerous security challenges facing the country.
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