Minister of Conversation and Digital Economic Ali Isa Pantami has renounced some controversial comments on Al Qaeda and the Taliban.
The minister has been below fire over the comments that own been interpreted as endorsing the extremist sects.
Social media customers and a few government critics own requested President Muhammadu Buhari to fireplace him if he fails to step down.
Nonetheless whereas answering questions for the length of his on daily basis Ramadan lecture at Annor Mosque in Abuja on Saturday, the minister acknowledged he now is conscious of better about one of the most comments he made prior to now.
He acknowledged the campaign in opposition to him is politically motivated.
DailyTrust quoted him to own acknowledged, “For 15 years, I even own moved across the country whereas teaching folks concerning the risks of terrorism. I even own travelled to Katsina, Gombe, Borno, Kano states and Difa in the Niger Republic to preach in opposition to terrorism.
“I even own engaged these with Boko Haram ideologies in diversified locations. I even own been writing pamphlets in Hausa, English and Arabic. I even own managed to raise help several young persons who own derailed from the true course.
“One of the vital comments I made some years ago which are generating controversies now own been in step with my understanding of non secular concerns on the time, and I even own changed several positions taken prior to now in step with contemporary evidence and maturity.
“I was young when I made one of the most comments; I was in college, one of the most comments own been made when I was a teenager. I started preaching when I was 13. Many students and participants didn’t realize some world events and attributable to this truth took some positions in step with their understanding. Some own reach to alternate their positions later.”