To Whom It May Concern: Pantami of All people
By Comr. Adamu Saluwe Wase
The Saudis expelled Usama Bin Laden because of his terrorism tendencies, the same Saudis employed Pantami to lecture in its University because they know that Pantami does not have terrorism tendencies.
The US and UK did not see the Pantami as a threat when he studied there and even became an instructor in the prestigious HARVARD UNIVERSITY. Those two countries would not allow someone to ask them to enlist him in their watch list. Yet Pantami was cleared to study there.
The DSS did their thorough investigation before they cleared Pantami to head NITDA and Ministry of Communication and Digital Economy.
Those calling and linking Pantami with terrorism are basically Yahoo boys whose criminality would be hampered after the success of NIN/SIM registration of the Ministry of Communication headed by Pantami.
Those calling for Pantami’s resignation are treading the same path of Abubakar Shekau, the leader of Boko Haram, who wants him killed because he brings to bear NIN/SIM registration that would drastically curtail the terror of Boko Haram.
Pantami is never accused of under performance and misconduct in the Ministry he heads.
Those trailing Pantami were well with him when he was DG NITDA because his work did not trail them, but they want him out because his performance is trailing their criminalities.. They also want kidnappers to continue their onslaughts on Nigerians.
Pantami’s performance brought the Ministry of Communication to limelight. He was one of the Ministers that were appointed on merit, given his sterling performance at NITDA.
If other Ministers of Nigeria are as performing as Pantami, Nigeria would uptimally changed to the better.
Pantami should not succumb to the cheap blackmail to resign. He should redouble his performance for the betterment of the Ministry of Communication and Digital Economy.
Adamu Saluwe, is a student of Bauchi State University and member of Arewa Media Writers Plateau State Chapter