Pantami absent at FEC meeting today

The Minister of Communication and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Pantami was conspicuously absent at the Federal Executive Council, FEC, on Wednesday.

Pantami absent at FEC meeting today

Reports last week said Pantami had been placed on the watchlist of the United States of America over alleged link with the leadership of terrorist group operating in the North East, Boko Haram.

In spite of the issue of the Minister of Communication and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Pantami’s alleged previous link with terrorists gaining currency in the media, Information and Culture Minister Lai Mohammed said on Wednesday that the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting did not discuss it.

“I’m not going to go into the issue of whether government is comfortable or not. I will answer your questioned directly. It was not discussed at the council meeting,” he told State House correspondents in Abuja.

The minister, who briefed them on the outcome of the council meeting, presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari, reiterated that the matter did not come up for discussion at the meeting.

Pantami was not physically present at the meeting but attended virtually from his office.

Reports had last week said Pantami had been placed on the watchlist of the United States of America over alleged link with the leadership of terrorist group operating in the North East, Boko Haram.

According to the report, Pantami had ties with Abu Quata­da al Falasimi and other Al-Qaeda leaders whom he revered and spoke highly of.

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