Embattled Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami, on Wednesday, attended the Federal Executive Council meeting presided over by the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), The PUNCH has learnt.
This is despite the overwhelming call for the resignation or sacking of the minister over his past controversial comments on terrorist groups including Taliban and Al-Qaeda.
But an unperturbed Pantami virtually attended the FEC meeting with venue at Aso Villa in Abuja.
The FEC meeting was the first to be presided over by the President after his 15-day medical trip to London, United Kingdom.
The Ministry of Communications & Digital Economy, which tweeted via @FMoCDENigeria, wrote, “The Honourable Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, @DrIsaPantami participates in the 42nd virtual Federal Executive Council (FEC), meeting presided over by His Excellency, President Muhammadu Buhari.”
The ministry also shared photos of the virtual meeting showing Pantami, Buhari and other members of the President’s cabinet at the meeting.