The Chairman of the Monetary Accountability Council of the Pentocostal Fellowship of Nigeria, Bishop Charles Ighele, has suggested the embattled Minister of Communications and Digital Financial system, Isa Pantami, to step apart for correct investigations to be performed over the allegations of his hyperlink to terrorist organisations.
Ighele additionally referred to as on the Presidency to analyze the allegations levelled towards the minister.
Whereas describing safety as a delicate matter that ought to be dealt with with all of the seriousness it deserves, the cleric urged the federal government to ascertain the info surrounding Pantami’s case even when the matter in query befell earlier than his elevation to his present workplace.
He mentioned, “The Federal Authorities shouldn’t deal with the problem with child gloves, they need to dig deeper and set up the actual fact surrounding the Minister’s alleged romance with terror teams earlier than his appointment to workplace. “Authorities must get extra info from worldwide neighborhood.
“The problems concerned listed below are so severe that you’re by no means going to persuade the USA, Britain and different worldwide neighborhood that you’re combating terrorism.
“It is extremely potential that he has repented of that additional Islamic angle. However many individuals won’t be satisfied that he has repented. Ditto for safety businesses and the worldwide neighborhood. They may assume that he desires to stay in workplace, that’s why he mentioned what he has mentioned to this point.
The cleric additional mentioned, “For the sake of the nation and residents, the Minister ought to step apart. There are issues that for the sake of the society and nation you forego. So, the Federal Authorities might imagine him however the worldwide neighborhood received’t. I feel it’s extra honourable for Pantami, a Muslim cleric himself, to resign, as a token of his regret for what he mentioned years earlier than.
“The minister ought to take a cue from the previous Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun, who honourably resigned when the event was loudest.
There are occasions that public opinion is highly effective however all I do know is that what is going to give him honour is to resign. But when he chooses to stay in workplace and his tenure expires, he has misplaced the honour eternally and the worldwide neighborhood won’t respect him too. So, he has to decide on between the workplace that won’t final between now and two years or resign now and acquire honour eternally. If I ought to counsel him, I’ll ask him to resign.”
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