By Olivia Isibor (AGENDAWATCHDOG) – According to the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, President Muhammadu Buhari appointed Isa Pantami as Nigeria’s Communications Minister to help carry out his agenda, informing why the government is paying deaf ears to calls for his sack.
The Christian body’s position was made known during a Punch interview with its General Secretary Joseph Daramola, in reaction to the presidency’s defence of Mr Pantami’s alleged support for terrorist groups, with the body insisting that the presidency’s reactions to the shrill calls for Mr Pantami’s sack was a indication that he was appointed to do a hatchet job.
“Government studies the characters they put in particular positions. If you are eloquent in speaking and you can lie, you can be made minister of communications,” Mr Daramola said. “What do you expect? You think the Presidency will sack him? There is what we call corporate interest. The Presidency is protecting its interest. Didn’t the Presidency appoint Pantami in the first place?”
The cleric said Mr Pantami had always promoted actions that target non-Muslims. He reckoned that the embattled minister had been alleged to issue fatwas against non-Muslims since his time at the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University (ATBU), Bauchi.