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CALL FOR PANTAMI'S RESIGNATION: ATTEMPT TO DERAIL NIGERIA PROGRESS.

CALL FOR PANTAMI'S RESIGNATION: ATTEMPT TO DERAIL NIGERIA PROGRESS.

By News Proof 

The Civil Society Forum has been inundated with calls and messages regarding the devious, blackmailing and political plots ongoing to oust the Minister of Communication and Digital Economy, Sheik Isa Pantami over religious views he expressed as a young cleric. Worse still, a minority opinion asked the Minister to resign over unsubstantiated allegations of links to Al-queda and other Islamic terrorist groups.
These allegations are figments of the imagination of desperate interlopers whose fears we are here to reveal to the public.

As a young cleric, Sheik Isa Pantami like other devoted clerics sermonised in favour of their religious beliefs. The research available as at then prompted those beliefs. As time progresses and his educational pursuits increases, he stoutly stood for humanity through various efforts at ensuring peaceful religious coexistence and harmonious relationships amongst all peoples. Suffice to say that Sheik Isa Pantami grew from an Islamic cleric to becoming a global peace enabler he is today.

The truth of the matter is that the blackmailers are playing a script prepared by the enemies of Nigeria. The Honourable Minister is been attacked for the genuine reforms being championed by him in the fight against insecurity with the NIN initiative linking citizens phone numbers capable of identifying major criminals and their sponsors. Both as a private and public citizen the honourable minister had displayed rare patriotism in ensuring the correctness and accuracy of the most important data which confirms who a Nigerian citizen is. Going further, the compulsory NIN registration is capable of identifying economic looters, political brigands, bandits, insurgents, kidnappers, internet fraudsters and all criminals alike.
This initiative is been rejected by elements who are in the business of profiting through crimes against the nation.
The huge cry about #PantamiMustGo is an attempt to derail President Muhammodu Buharis government from resolving the insecurity problems bedeviling Nigeria and Nigerians.

The Civil Society Forum haven seen through the plots wish to say that any attempt by anybody, group or organizations at removing Sheik Pantami through the backdoor is a well orchestrated agenda at festering insecurity, corruption and social vices.
As concerned Nigerians, we insist that nothing must be allowed to derail the well focused plan of putting Nigerians on a database that can detect who we all are and what we claim to be.

We urge President Buhari to resist the unholy media trial against Sheik Pantami. We hold in our minds and that of majority Nigerians that the Minister's initiative is one of the major solutions to solving the problems currently faced by Nigerians.
We have elected to resist the vile minds and remove their venom against the nation.
Any movement against the Minister is anti Nigeria. We must be bold to say this and ensure that the peace of our nation is not sacrificed on the alter of religious affiliation or criminal alliance of few who are hell bent in continuing their national sabotage for personal enrichment.
We seek the understanding of Nigerians and the international community to know that many of Nigeria's problems are internal. Those preparing for the fall of the Buhari government should know that the sacrifices and diligence of the last 6 years have shown that no nation can be above her citizens. In ensuring development, every Nigerian must rise about self and be patriotic to measures and policies that can lead to greatness.

In asking Nigerians to see beyond the #PantamiMustGo orchestra, it is important to state that we have already began mobilization to shot the evil mission down.
We aver that the Minister of Communication and Digital Economy, Sheik Isa Pantami is doing a great service to Nigeria and deserves every encouragement for the completion of his efforts at ridding the nation of all crimes. No amount of intimidation can stop him from achieving success.

Finally, we are not unaware of subterranean plans to deploy blackmail, propaganda and protests against the Minister. We assure the entire public that they cannot succeed.
We will jointly support the government of President Buhari to end crimes in our nation.
We warn those unpatriotic hirelings to desist.

Nigeria is ours and we must protect our nation.
By News Proof 

The Civil Society Forum has been inundated with calls and messages regarding the devious, blackmailing and political plots ongoing to oust the Minister of Communication and Digital Economy, Sheik Isa Pantami over religious views he expressed as a young cleric. Worse still, a minority opinion asked the Minister to resign over unsubstantiated allegations of links to Al-queda and other Islamic terrorist groups.
These allegations are figments of the imagination of desperate interlopers whose fears we are here to reveal to the public.

As a young cleric, Sheik Isa Pantami like other devoted clerics sermonised in favour of their religious beliefs. The research available as at then prompted those beliefs. As time progresses and his educational pursuits increases, he stoutly stood for humanity through various efforts at ensuring peaceful religious coexistence and harmonious relationships amongst all peoples. Suffice to say that Sheik Isa Pantami grew from an Islamic cleric to becoming a global peace enabler he is today.

The truth of the matter is that the blackmailers are playing a script prepared by the enemies of Nigeria. The Honourable Minister is been attacked for the genuine reforms being championed by him in the fight against insecurity with the NIN initiative linking citizens phone numbers capable of identifying major criminals and their sponsors. Both as a private and public citizen the honourable minister had displayed rare patriotism in ensuring the correctness and accuracy of the most important data which confirms who a Nigerian citizen is. Going further, the compulsory NIN registration is capable of identifying economic looters, political brigands, bandits, insurgents, kidnappers, internet fraudsters and all criminals alike.
This initiative is been rejected by elements who are in the business of profiting through crimes against the nation.
The huge cry about #PantamiMustGo is an attempt to derail President Muhammodu Buharis government from resolving the insecurity problems bedeviling Nigeria and Nigerians.

The Civil Society Forum haven seen through the plots wish to say that any attempt by anybody, group or organizations at removing Sheik Pantami through the backdoor is a well orchestrated agenda at festering insecurity, corruption and social vices.
As concerned Nigerians, we insist that nothing must be allowed to derail the well focused plan of putting Nigerians on a database that can detect who we all are and what we claim to be.

We urge President Buhari to resist the unholy media trial against Sheik Pantami. We hold in our minds and that of majority Nigerians that the Minister's initiative is one of the major solutions to solving the problems currently faced by Nigerians.
We have elected to resist the vile minds and remove their venom against the nation.
Any movement against the Minister is anti Nigeria. We must be bold to say this and ensure that the peace of our nation is not sacrificed on the alter of religious affiliation or criminal alliance of few who are hell bent in continuing their national sabotage for personal enrichment.
We seek the understanding of Nigerians and the international community to know that many of Nigeria's problems are internal. Those preparing for the fall of the Buhari government should know that the sacrifices and diligence of the last 6 years have shown that no nation can be above her citizens. In ensuring development, every Nigerian must rise about self and be patriotic to measures and policies that can lead to greatness.

In asking Nigerians to see beyond the #PantamiMustGo orchestra, it is important to state that we have already began mobilization to shot the evil mission down.
We aver that the Minister of Communication and Digital Economy, Sheik Isa Pantami is doing a great service to Nigeria and deserves every encouragement for the completion of his efforts at ridding the nation of all crimes. No amount of intimidation can stop him from achieving success.

Finally, we are not unaware of subterranean plans to deploy blackmail, propaganda and protests against the Minister. We assure the entire public that they cannot succeed.
We will jointly support the government of President Buhari to end crimes in our nation.
We warn those unpatriotic hirelings to desist.

Nigeria is ours and we must protect our nation.

BREAKING: Spurs SACKS Mourinho

BREAKING: Spurs SACKS Mourinho

By Dansu Peter 

Jose Mourinho has been sacked as manager Tottenham Hotspur, News Proof understands 

It was reliably learned that the Spurs have decided to relief Mourinho after just over a season and a half in charge. Tottenham are in seventh in the Premier League and at risk of missing out on a place in the top four.

Details shortly 
By Dansu Peter 

Jose Mourinho has been sacked as manager Tottenham Hotspur, News Proof understands 

It was reliably learned that the Spurs have decided to relief Mourinho after just over a season and a half in charge. Tottenham are in seventh in the Premier League and at risk of missing out on a place in the top four.

Details shortly 

Pastor Adeboye apologises to Fashola over 'false allegation' his ministry paid fraudulent road contractor #151m

Pastor Adeboye apologises to Fashola over 'false allegation' his ministry paid fraudulent road contractor #151m

By News Proof 

Pastor Pastor E. A. Adeboye of the Redeemed Christian church of God
through his Pastor Nìyí Adebanjo, who petitioned the Senate on behalf of the church has tendered an unreserved apology to the Ministry for claiming that the the N151m was paid to the contractors between 2016 and 2018, report according to Punch Newspaper detailed. 

According to our source, the pastor also apologised to the Minister and the Ministry that the Church did not inform them before rehabilitating the road and for not doing proper enquiry before petitioning the Senate.

But the Minister of Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, on Thursday, according to Punch explained how his Ministry paid N151m to the Cartil Construction Nigeria Limited for the rehabilitation of the Ife-Ifewara Road.

The Redeemed Christian Church of God had in a petition filed by Pastor Niyi Adebanjo on behalf of the General Overseer, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, and dated 9th February, 2021, accused the ministry of making payment to the tune of N151m to Cartil Construction Limited for the rehabilitation of the road which the church rehabilitated as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility.

He had alleged that the ministry paid the money between 2016 and 2018 to the contractor that abandoned the road which was actually reconstructed by the church at a cost of N181m

The RCCG therefore urged the Senate to direct Cartil Construction Limited to refund the money and ensure its payment to government coffer.

The church had said, “If anyone is to be reimbursed for the rehabilitation of the road; it should be to the RCCG and not the contractor.”

But Fashola told the Senate Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions on Thursday that the money was not paid between 2016 to 2018 to the contractors.


 
He explained that the contract for the road was awarded to Cartil Construction in December 2010 for N662m as a constituency project executed under the Ministry of Works; five years before the regime of the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.).

He said based on Section 36 of the Public Procurement Act, the contractor was entitled to 15 per cent as mobilisation fee.

He said the then minister first approved the payment of  N99.4m to Cartil Construction Limited as 15 per cent mobilisation fee in 2011

He said having moved to site, a second payment of N52m was made on the 29th of December, 2011,  bringing the total to N151m

Fashola said contrary to the RCCG claims, the ministry under him did not pay any money to the contractors between 2016-2018.

He said there was no proof that an unjust claim was made by the contractor or made by the ministry and that there was no basis for the petition.

He also said there was no evidence to back up claims that the funds were not released in 2011 to Cartil Construction Limited.


Fashola said, “The Ife-Ifewara Road is not a federal road. It is a state road within Osun State in the South-West Nigeria.

“It is a 6.3m wide single carriageway, 15km long with 1.5m earth shoulders on either side.”

Fashola therefore demanded an apology from the petitioner for making false claims, hence forcing the Senate to spend tax payers money to organise the public hearing.

Pastor Niyi Adebanjo, who petitioned the Senate on behalf of the RCCG, tendered an unreserved apology to the Ministry for claiming that the the N151m was paid to the contractors between 2016 and 2018.


The pastor also apologised to the Minister and the Ministry that the Church did not inform them before rehabilitating the road and for not doing proper enquiry before petitioning the Senate.

Adebanjo said, “I like to state very clearly that the core of this petition is not against the Ministry of Works and Housing.

“The basis for this petition is to call Nigerians to the corruption that is going on especially on road construction in this country.


“When Pastor E.A. Adeboye intervened, it was because his people called him. That road became a den of thieves and kidnappers. And when he was summoned, of course, we have a part to apologise for not going through proper procedure for the intervention.

“But the point being made is that Cartil Construction Nigeria Limited should be made to refund (money paid to it).

“We did a little to resolve this thing within the constituency itself, unfortunately we did not go further because of pieces of information that got to us.

“And on the basis of that we felt, erroneously though, that the best place for the society to hear us is here and that is why we came to this honourable Senate.

“Now as to whether certain funds were released after 2011, we do not have claims. What we got to know was that certain steps were taken.

“I would like to say with due respect to the Minister, in view of what we have heard today, that steps are being taken to deal with construction companies in this country that through the back door deny this nation resources that should be made available to do great things that will benefit the common man.”

He added, “There is no doubting the fact that the Ministry of Works deserves an apology from us and because the whole world is listening to us, I tender that apology unreservedly before this Senate Committee.


“However, I am saying that those things he pointed out we agree point blank that it was our omission and it is not going to reccur on our future dealings on our interventions any moment we decide to do it.

“So, Honourable Minister, on behalf of Pastor E.A. Adeboye, I like to apologise to you for whatever this has brought to the government under your watch.

“However that apology does not in any way remove the fact which is the core of this petition that Cartil Construction Nigeria Limited should be made to refund every single kobo collected.”

The Chairman of the Senate panel, Ayo Akinyelure, and other members of the committee including Senators Smart Adeyemi, James Manager and Sam Egwu, however commended the General Overseer of the RCCG, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, for the timely intervention on the road.

By News Proof 

Pastor Pastor E. A. Adeboye of the Redeemed Christian church of God
through his Pastor Nìyí Adebanjo, who petitioned the Senate on behalf of the church has tendered an unreserved apology to the Ministry for claiming that the the N151m was paid to the contractors between 2016 and 2018, report according to Punch Newspaper detailed. 

According to our source, the pastor also apologised to the Minister and the Ministry that the Church did not inform them before rehabilitating the road and for not doing proper enquiry before petitioning the Senate.

But the Minister of Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, on Thursday, according to Punch explained how his Ministry paid N151m to the Cartil Construction Nigeria Limited for the rehabilitation of the Ife-Ifewara Road.

The Redeemed Christian Church of God had in a petition filed by Pastor Niyi Adebanjo on behalf of the General Overseer, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, and dated 9th February, 2021, accused the ministry of making payment to the tune of N151m to Cartil Construction Limited for the rehabilitation of the road which the church rehabilitated as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility.

He had alleged that the ministry paid the money between 2016 and 2018 to the contractor that abandoned the road which was actually reconstructed by the church at a cost of N181m

The RCCG therefore urged the Senate to direct Cartil Construction Limited to refund the money and ensure its payment to government coffer.

The church had said, “If anyone is to be reimbursed for the rehabilitation of the road; it should be to the RCCG and not the contractor.”

But Fashola told the Senate Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions on Thursday that the money was not paid between 2016 to 2018 to the contractors.


 
He explained that the contract for the road was awarded to Cartil Construction in December 2010 for N662m as a constituency project executed under the Ministry of Works; five years before the regime of the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.).

He said based on Section 36 of the Public Procurement Act, the contractor was entitled to 15 per cent as mobilisation fee.

He said the then minister first approved the payment of  N99.4m to Cartil Construction Limited as 15 per cent mobilisation fee in 2011

He said having moved to site, a second payment of N52m was made on the 29th of December, 2011,  bringing the total to N151m

Fashola said contrary to the RCCG claims, the ministry under him did not pay any money to the contractors between 2016-2018.

He said there was no proof that an unjust claim was made by the contractor or made by the ministry and that there was no basis for the petition.

He also said there was no evidence to back up claims that the funds were not released in 2011 to Cartil Construction Limited.


Fashola said, “The Ife-Ifewara Road is not a federal road. It is a state road within Osun State in the South-West Nigeria.

“It is a 6.3m wide single carriageway, 15km long with 1.5m earth shoulders on either side.”

Fashola therefore demanded an apology from the petitioner for making false claims, hence forcing the Senate to spend tax payers money to organise the public hearing.

Pastor Niyi Adebanjo, who petitioned the Senate on behalf of the RCCG, tendered an unreserved apology to the Ministry for claiming that the the N151m was paid to the contractors between 2016 and 2018.


The pastor also apologised to the Minister and the Ministry that the Church did not inform them before rehabilitating the road and for not doing proper enquiry before petitioning the Senate.

Adebanjo said, “I like to state very clearly that the core of this petition is not against the Ministry of Works and Housing.

“The basis for this petition is to call Nigerians to the corruption that is going on especially on road construction in this country.


“When Pastor E.A. Adeboye intervened, it was because his people called him. That road became a den of thieves and kidnappers. And when he was summoned, of course, we have a part to apologise for not going through proper procedure for the intervention.

“But the point being made is that Cartil Construction Nigeria Limited should be made to refund (money paid to it).

“We did a little to resolve this thing within the constituency itself, unfortunately we did not go further because of pieces of information that got to us.

“And on the basis of that we felt, erroneously though, that the best place for the society to hear us is here and that is why we came to this honourable Senate.

“Now as to whether certain funds were released after 2011, we do not have claims. What we got to know was that certain steps were taken.

“I would like to say with due respect to the Minister, in view of what we have heard today, that steps are being taken to deal with construction companies in this country that through the back door deny this nation resources that should be made available to do great things that will benefit the common man.”

He added, “There is no doubting the fact that the Ministry of Works deserves an apology from us and because the whole world is listening to us, I tender that apology unreservedly before this Senate Committee.


“However, I am saying that those things he pointed out we agree point blank that it was our omission and it is not going to reccur on our future dealings on our interventions any moment we decide to do it.

“So, Honourable Minister, on behalf of Pastor E.A. Adeboye, I like to apologise to you for whatever this has brought to the government under your watch.

“However that apology does not in any way remove the fact which is the core of this petition that Cartil Construction Nigeria Limited should be made to refund every single kobo collected.”

The Chairman of the Senate panel, Ayo Akinyelure, and other members of the committee including Senators Smart Adeyemi, James Manager and Sam Egwu, however commended the General Overseer of the RCCG, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, for the timely intervention on the road.

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