Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami, is currently facing backlash on Twitter, over his alleged link with terrorist groups, Taliban and Al-Qaeda.
The Nigerian Twitter community is currently asking the minister to resign, while stating that the minister cannot be trusted with the data of Nigerians, especially with the ongoing National Identification Number and SIM registration.
An old video of the minister engaging the late Boko Haram leader, Mohammed Yusuf, in a public debate recently surfaced online and has gone viral on social media.
Also, Pantami who is said to be an Islamic scholar once commented that he was happy when infidelity were massacred according to Peoples Gazette’s report.
In the report, Peoples Gazette said Pantami’s reaction were contained in three audio recordings of his teachings in the 2000s.
Meanwhile, a hashtag #PantamiResign has been created by tweeps and has since been trending online with over 20,000 retweets on Twitter.
A Twitter @mompere55 wrote; “This Pantami issue is far more serious than we treat it to be. I had this nightmare last night where Boko Haram had the data and location details of every single Nigerian, including the president. Pantami has to resign and answer the law. We’re in danger!! #PantamiResign”
Another Twitter user @mrflairr wrote; “Whether Nigeria is a serious country or not, we are calling for the resignation of Pantami immediately. Please all of us need to make this trend and put pressure on the government to achieve this. #PantamiResign”
AyoBankole tweeted; “If Isa Pantami does not resign, then the resignation of Kemi Adeosun was a huge joke. What is sauce for the goose, is sauce for the gander, except she was slaughtered on the altar of bigotry and ‘cabalisation’ of Nigerian politics.”