- Reactions have continued to trail a report which accused Isa Pantami of supporting terrorism
- A politician, Adamu Garba, has disclosed why the report should not be believed
- Garba said the minister is a genuine and hardworking citizen
A former Nigerian presidential aspirant, Adamu Garba, has faulted a report which claimed that the minister of communications and digital economy, Isa Pantami, is on the terror watch list of the United States government.
Garba said it was wrong for journalists to publish such a report without proof or verification.
The politician made the statement when reacting to a retraction published by one of the newspapers which carried the story.
He said Pantami has dedicated his teachings to counter Boko Haram ideology at the risk to his life.
Garba who advocated for strong measures against the publishers of the rumour, described the report as insulting.
Meanwhile, Isa Pantami has reacted to news of him being included in the United States (US)'s terrorism watchlist as claimed by an online media outlet.
Although Pantami acknowledged that the newspaper has retracted the false report, he noted that it was a step that could have been avoided if the media house had done its proper investigation.
For the records, the minister explained that his teachings which have been on for more than a decade were against evil persons and criminals in Nigeria,
He said his life at a time was threatened following his debates on the subject of anti-terrorism.
In a related report, a presidential media aide, Bashir Ahmad, dismissed the claim that the minister of communications and digital economy, is on the United States (US)'s watchlist.
Ahmad said the local media house intentionally avoided verifying the facts and went ahead to mislead a lot of Nigerian readers
To set the records straight, President Muhammadu Buhari's media aide, maintained that the minister has never been on the US watchlist as falsely reported by the media house.