Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Pantami has threaten to sue news publishers who published a fake news that he is under United States terrorists watchlist for his ties with Boko Haram insurgents.
NewswireNGR, and other online platforms had earlier on Monday published a fake story of the minister’s ties with Boko Haram insurgents.
Isa Pantami’s name has been trending on the bird app, Twitter since earlier Monday which has generated reactions causing damage to his reputation and image.
In a series of tweets on Twitter, the minister acknowledged the retraction by the online publication but threaten legal action against the publisher for defamation of character.
The minister denied any link with Boko Haram insurgents as reported and circulated online.
The minister said he has been preaching against the doctrines of Boko Haram and similar groups, endangering his life in the process.
Read the thread below;
1) @NewsWireNGR your RETRACTION through your independent investigation,has been noted. However, investigative journalism requires the investigation before publishing, not after.
Further, major publishers will meet my lawyers in the court on this defamation of character.
2) My lectures against the doctrines and all other evil people have been available for over 15 years, including debates that endangered my life against many criminals in Nigeria. If you can’t understand Hausa, get an objective Hausa speaker to translate for you objectively.
3) On the issue of NIN-SIM Verification to fight insecurity, there is no going back. Our priority as GOVERNMENT based on the provision of our constitution 1999 (as amended) Section 14(2)b is SECURITY, not just economy. For sure, no going back at all. Let’s the sponsors continue
4) FYI all, by the Almighty, no amount of intimation will stop @IsaPantami from implementing d good policies of President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR on security.
FINALLY: If you are yet to verify your SIM using NIN, do it very soon, b4 our next action. Criminals are feeling the heat.
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