The Muslims Rights Concern (MURIC) has claimed the report linking Isa Pantami, the Minister of Communications, with terrorism is fake news.
MURIC director, Prof. Ishaq Akintola, said this in a statement on Tuesday in Abuja.
“Our attention has been drawn to a trending report that Dr Isa Pantami, Minister of Communications and Digital Economy is on the U.S. watch list for having links with terrorists.
“It is fake news. It is a lie from the pit of Jahannam.
”It is a product of malice, envy and evil desire concocted in the laboratory of the notorious pull him down syndrome.
”It exists only in the imagination of the authors of the evil plan, It will not stand the test of authenticity,” he said.
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Akintola extolled the expertise and dedication of Pantami to his duties as minister and member of Federal Executive Council.
“Pantami is an honest, diligent and uncommon Islamic scholar whose ability to combine his discipline with digital expertise has raised him above his peers and made him an indispensable asset to this country.
“It is only people with diseased minds, who do not want progress for Nigeria that can make such malicious yet false allegation against him.
“We have been reading Pantami’s articles and watching his lecture videos long before he became minister, and on no occasion did he pour encomiums on terrorists or their aides.
“On the contrary, he always condemned violence and terrorism. Therefore, those who claim that he ‘spoke glowingly’ of associates of terrorist leaders are apostles of Lucifer and pathological liars,” Akintola said.