Nigeria will regret if Pantami is sacked – Sheikh Gumi warns


Islamic cleric, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi, has warned against the sack of Nigeria’s Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Pantami.

There have been calls for Pantami to resign over his support for terror groups in the past, which he has since renounced.

But Gumi during an interview with Roots TV, said the allegations against the embattled Minister were not true and should be discarded.

“You cannot Islamise the whole world. Jesus Christ came; he could not Christianise the whole world. Nobody can Islamise or Christianise Nigeria.

“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 stabilising 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 sympathiser.

“And you people are fighting them. No. You should get more people like Pantami and put them in power. It will stabilise. Don’t remove him. You’ll regret,” Gumi stated.