Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami has said that his salaries and allowances fall below his earnings as an academic at the International University Madinah, Saudi Arabia.
Pantami said this while reacting to a report that he had procured three houses since his assumed office as a minister barely a year ago.
In a statement by Uwa Suleiman, his spokesperson on Friday, July 3, 2020, the minister said he has not purchased a single property anywhere in the world.
The statement reads in part,
“For the purpose of setting the records straight, the Honourable Minister has not purchased a single property anywhere In the world, in the period he has been in office as a Minister. One of the apartments in the images published is one which the Honourable Minister has occupied since January 2017, more than two years before becoming a minister, while the other one is a house he rented since 17th December 2019. Two of the images are not even known to him.
“It is worthy of note that as a serving Minister, Dr Pantami’s salaries and allowances fall below his earnings as a Professor at the International University Madinah Saudi Arabia, where he still holds the record of being the first Nigerian to lecture at that level. He only returned to Nigeria out of the zeal to contribute his quota to national development.
“Dr Pantami is one of the few Nigerians who are driven by nothing, but an unequalled sense of patriotism and selfless service as demonstrated in his act of sacrifice, to answer the call to serve his country as a sign of his patriotism and selfless service.”
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