Civil Society Discussion board of Nigeria has condemned requires Minister of Communications and Digital Financial system, Isa Pantami to resign over his previous affiliations with Al-Qaeda.
The group described the decision as an try to derail President Muhammadu Buhari’s authorities from resolving the insecurity issues within the nation.
Pantami has been beneath hearth over remarks he made prior to now which supported actions of Al-Qaeda and Taliban Islamic terrorist sects.
However addressing reporters in Abuja, the pinnacle of the Coalition, Olayinka Dada stated the allegations are figments of the creativeness of determined interlopers whose fears we’re right here to disclose to the general public.
He stated: “The Minister is been attacked for the real reforms being championed by him within the combat towards insecurity with the NIN initiative linking residents telephone numbers able to figuring out main criminals and their sponsors.
“Each as a non-public and public citizen the minister had displayed uncommon patriotism in guaranteeing the correctness and accuracy of a very powerful knowledge which confirms who a Nigerian citizen is. Going additional, the obligatory NIN registration is able to figuring out financial looters, political brigands, bandits, insurgents, kidnappers, web fraudsters and all criminals alike.
“This initiative is been rejected by components who’re within the enterprise of profiting by way of crimes towards the nation. The large cry about #Pantami Should Go is an try to derail President Muhammadu Buhari’s authorities from resolving the insecurity issues social vices.
“The Civil Society Discussion board haven seen by way of the plots want to say that any try by anyone, group or organizations at eradicating Sheik Pantami by way of the backdoor is a well-orchestrated agenda at festering insecurity, corruption and As involved Nigerians, we insist that nothing have to be allowed to derail the well-focused plan of placing Nigerians on a database that may detect who all of us are and what we declare to be.
“We urge President Buhari to withstand the unholy media trial towards Sheik Pantami”.