Renown Islamic scholar, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi has called on Nigerians to get off the back of embattled Minister, Dr. Isah Pantami.
The Minister for Communications and Digital Economy has in recent times come under heavy criticism for comments he made in the past in support of terrorist activities.
However, Mr. Gumi feels Nigerians should be glad that they have someone like Pantami in the Federal cabinet, and should therefore not seek to have him resign or sacked.
“You cannot Islamise the whole world. Jesus Christ came; he could not Christianise the whole world. Nobody can Islamise or Christianise Nigeria,” Gumi began.
“All his actions, one hundred percent, shows he is not a terrorist. Those who are terrorists are after his life. The Minister should continue. His presence there is fighting the terrorist ideology.
“Show me, one person, he has killed. He has not killed anybody. He has not ordered the killing of anybody. Discard the fake news.”
“The man is stabilizing a government among a section of youths, which we want them to come and join in nation-building. They should not throw him away. Leave him. He is not a terrorist sympathizer.”
“And you people are fighting them. No. You should get more people like Pantami and put them in power. It will stabilize. Don’t remove him. You’ll regret,” he stated.