Nigeria’s minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Pantami on Monday said his verified Facebook handle was hacked.
He urged Nigerians to disregard any message or comment from the handle
He wrote, “This account was hacked. Just recovered it. It is not being managed by Dr Isa Ali Pantami, but by some youth. Disregard any request, comment or message from it.”
The minister has come under heavy criticism in the last few days, with many asking him to resign over his alleged extremist views on Al Qaeda and Taliban.
Pantami however, said he made some of those controversial comments as a teenager and has now changed several positions based on new evidence and maturity.