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BREAKING: Pantami Renounces Controversial Comments On Al Qaeda, Taliban




Minister of Communication and Digital Financial Ali Isa Pantami has renounced some controversial feedback on Al Qaeda and the Taliban.


The minister has been beneath fireplace over the feedback which had been interpreted as endorsing the extremist sects.

Social media customers and a few authorities critics have requested President Muhammadu Buhari to fireplace him if he fails to step down.

However whereas answering questions throughout his day by day Ramadan lecture at Annor Mosque in Abuja on Saturday, the minister stated he now is aware of higher about a number of the feedback he made prior to now.

He stated the marketing campaign in opposition to him is politically motivated.

DailyTrust quoted him to have stated, “For 15 years, I’ve moved across the nation whereas educating folks concerning the risks of terrorism. I’ve travelled to Katsina, Gombe, Borno, Kano states and Difa within the Niger Republic to evangelise in opposition to terrorism.

“I’ve engaged these with Boko Haram ideologies somewhere else. I’ve been writing pamphlets in Hausa, English and Arabic. I’ve managed to carry again a number of younger individuals who’ve derailed from the precise path.

“A few of the feedback I made some years in the past which can be producing controversies now had been primarily based on my understanding of spiritual points on the time, and I’ve modified a number of positions taken prior to now primarily based on new proof and maturity.

“I used to be younger after I made a number of the feedback; I used to be in college, a number of the feedback had been made after I was a teen. I began preaching after I was 13. Many students and people didn’t perceive some worldwide occasions and subsequently took some positions primarily based on their understanding. Some have come to vary their positions later.”

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