Pantami Link To Terrorist: I made Those Radical Comments When I was Younger, am now Mature - Pantami



The minister of communication, Ali Pantami alleged link to Terrorist has force the minister to confess to Nigerians and world on his link the Terrorist.

Pantami who is the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, today renounced his past controversial comments on terrorist groups which include Taliban and Al-Qaeda.

According to the minister, the comments that is generating controversy today was made by him when his was younger.

He said, he now mature and now knows better, he cannot or have link to Terrorist.

He spoke while answering questions during his daily Ramadan lecture at Annor Mosque in Abuja on Saturday.

“For 15 years, I have moved round the country while educating people about the dangers of terrorism. I have traveled to Katsina, Gombe, Borno, Kano states and Difa in Niger Republic to preach against terrorism.

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“I have engaged those with Boko Haram ideologies in different places. I have been writing pamphlets in Hausa, English and Arabic. I have managed to bring back several young persons who have derailed from the right path.

“Some of the comments I made some years ago that are generating controversies now were based on my understanding of religious issues at the time, and I have changed several positions taken in the past based on new evidence and maturity.

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“I was young when I made some of the comments; I was in university, some of the comments were made when I was a teenager. I started preaching when I was 13, many scholars and individuals did not understand some of international events and therefore took some positions based on their understanding, some have come to change their positions later,” Daily Trust quoted Pantami as saying.

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