The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) said on Friday that the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Pantami, was not part of the process of offer of office allocation to the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM) at its Complex.
In a statement issued in Abuja, the Director, Public Affairs (NCC), Dr. Henry Nkemadu, said that Pantami was neither involved in the offer of office space to NiDCOM nor its withdrawal.
Therefore, he said, the minister should not be dragged into the issue.
According to Nkemadu, the NCC, the custodian of the office complex was solely responsible for the decision to withdraw the offer of office space from NiDCOM.
He added: “It should, however, be made clear that the withdrawal of the offer of the office space, which was unconditionally given, in the first instance to NiDCOM, was informed by exigencies and change in priorities within the NCC.
“This led to taking back of the office space earlier allocated with intention of finding a suitable replacement for NIDCOM.”
The NCC DIRECTOR of Public Affairs, restated the commission’s confidence in the leadership, person and office of the minister.
Recall that the NIDCOM boss, Mrs. Abike Dabiri-Erewa and the Minister had traded insulting words on social media over the alleged forceful eviction of NIDCOM staff from the office space at the NCC complex in Abuja.