President Muhammadu Buhari’s decision to appointment an Islamic scholar as the minister of communication and digital economy is very strange.
Isa Ali Pantami have preached violently for the past 20 years and his records are online and in books for people who are interested in knowing about him to go read. Such a man should have no business with the national security of the country.
Pantami once said in 2006, ‘This Jihad is an obligation for every single believer, especially in Nigeria’. In other worlds, its is important that Muslims slaughter men and women of Christian faith. He reminding fanatic Muslims of their need to kill the men, rape their women and make slaves their children.
That is the message Pantami was teaching all his lives before been appointed into the corridor of powers.
The same man also said, ‘Oh Good give victory to the Taliban and al-Qaeda (Allahumma’ nṣur Ṭālibān wa-tanẓīm al Qā‘ida).” He openly supports terrorist and once volunteered to mobilize the Hisba police of the North, requesting to be appointed the ‘commander, He was ready to fight the Jihad war.
This man is also responsible for instigating some of the most dangerous clashes in the northern part of Nigeria. States like Plateau, Bauchi, Kastina, Kano, Kaduna, Taraba and Borno State have experienced bloody wars due to Pantami incitement.
But shamefully, rather than be in jail paying for the lives he has cost, he is now the minister of communication and digital economy.
His appointment clearly illustrates how baldy managed Nigeria is and the mind set of those who are leading Nigeria. As the old saying goes, ‘it one terrorist in the corridor of power to know another’.